Ethiopian Airlines has launched a direct passenger flight service to Copenhagen, Denmark today.
The new flight will be operated five times a week except on Tuesdays and Sundays.
The direct route will create new business opportunities between the countries.
It will also become a crucial gateway for Ethiopian Airlines in northern Europe and southern Scandinavia.
Launching the passenger flight service this evening, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said the airline has been increasing its international destinations as part of its growth strategic plan.
The newly inaugurated flight to Copenhagen will play crucial role to connect Ethiopia with Denmark and African countries, he added.
The flight will contribute vital role to boost trade and investment relations as well as people to people interactions and expedite tourism between the countries, Mesfin said.
Ethiopian has also reached 63 destinations in Africa alone, according to him.
The CEO said Ethiopian Airlines is expanding its aircraft numbers and destinations.
It has received an Air bus aircraft and will receive additional 2 new aircraft from Boing soon, he pointed out.
Denmark Embassy in Ethiopia Councilor Siv Behrendt said the flight will help to elevation the economic and diplomatic cooperation between Ethiopia and Denmark to a higher level.
Ethiopian Airlines will deploy Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the route, with 315 seat arrangement.
Ethiopian first started serving Copenhagen in November 1999, but the flight was suspended about four years later.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 145 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.
In addition to its main hub in Addis Ababa, it is also pursuing its multi-hub strategy through a hub in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines, and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency