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Ethiopian Airlines is to start new flights to Chengdu

Posted 10 January 2017 · Add Comment

Ethiopian Airlines is to start new flights to Chengdu, China three times weekly as of June 3, 2017.

Chengdu is the capital of China’s Sichuan province and is the 7th-largest city in China. Chengdu is the country's western center of logistics, commerce, science and technology, as well as a hub of transportation, manufacturing and communication.  

Chengdu is also a major hub for Air China, Ethiopian Airlines’ Star Alliance partner.  With this new flight, passengers from Ethiopian vast and growing network in Africa will be able to quickly connect to dozens of cities in China partnership with Air China, including Shenzhen, Kunming, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Wuhan, Changsha, and Urumqi.

Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines,  Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “We are glad to launch services to Chengdu, our fifth gateway to The Republic of China. Since our first flight 43 years ago, China has been a key market and it is now the largest per country market in our system. Using the geocentric location advantage of our hub in Addis Ababa we are connecting China, the world's second largest economy and Africa’s biggest trade and investment partner, with 52 cities in the continent of Africa. With the addition of Chengdu, we shall offer the best and fastest connectivity options with a total of 34 weekly flights to China, operated with the latest and most comfortable B787 and B777 aircraft. Our Chinese customers will also enjoy seamless connection on Ethiopian vast intra African network and farther to São Paulo in Brazil.”

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