Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of the Ethiopian Airlines, announced on Monday, September 06 that Ethiopian is set to add a thrice weekly flight to Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, as of October 8 this year in addition to its daily flight service, reads a statement issued by the Ethiopian Airlines.
The statement added that “Ethiopian will operate 11 weekly flights to and from Guangzhou”. Tewolde Gebremariam who expressed his delight over the launch of more frequency to Guangzhou noted that “Ethiopian has become the airline of choice among travelers between China, Africa and Brazil.”
Tewolde said that the launch of this weekly flight service would play “a significant role to the growing economic and people-to-people ties between Africa and China,” adding that Ethiopian now “operates 31 weekly flights to four gateways in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.”
The statement added that Ethiopian is among the fastest growing and most profitable African airlines. The statement further stated that the airline operates the youngest fleet with an average of less than 5 years and currently serving 93 international destinations with over 240 daily departures.