Addis Ababa July 10/2018 Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to resume daily flights to Asmara, the capital of Eritrea on 17 July 2018 with the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, the Boeing 787.
This follows agreements reached in Asmara between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki.
Following this historic agreement, Ethiopian Airlines Group, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said “We at Ethiopian feel an immense honor and joy to resume scheduled flights to Asmara after 20 years, following the visit to Eritrea by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed.”
With the opening of a new chapter of peace and friendship between the two sisterly countries, he said and adding that “we look forward to starting flights to Asmara with the B787, the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, which gives customers unparalleled on-board comfort.”
CEO added that the resumption of air links will play a critical role in boosting the overall political, economic, trade and people-to-people ties between the two sisterly countries.
“Our flights to Asmara will avail best connectivity options to the vast Eritrean Diaspora Community across the world and will boost the flow of investment, trade and tourism into Eritrea,” he noted.
He stressed that Ethiopian plans to operate multiple daily service and to start cargo flights in view of the huge market potential between the two sisterly countries.
The Ethiopian flag carrier, Ethiopian airlines renounced its flight after the border war between the two countries broke out in 1998