April 23, 2019: Ethiopian Airlines has finalised the plans to launch a thrice-weekly flight to Marseille, France as of July 2, 2019. Marseille is the second-largest city of France and the main city of the historical province.

The flights will depart from Addis Ababa on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; while it will depart from Marseille on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Commenting on the upcoming services, group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, "It gives us great pleasure to launch flights to Marseille, connecting France's second largest city to the over 60 African destinations we serve, through our hub. We've been flying to Paris since 1971, more than 48 years, so we are not new to the market in France. But we are very happy to expand our services closer to the customer in Marseille now. The connectivity we are establishing between Europe and Africa is facilitating trade, investment, tourism, and people-to-people ties."

As we forge ahead on the path of growth and success as envisioned in Vision 2025, we will keep on opening new routes to all corners of the world, bringing Africa ever closer to the rest of the world."

Marseille marks Ethiopian's 20th destination in Europe. Ethiopian is currently serving 120 international destinations across five continents with young aircraft with an average fleet age of five years. It will also bring the number of passenger flights the airline operates to European cities to 61 per week.

Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will make it as the leading aviation group in Africa with six business centers - Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services.

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