Ethiopian Airlines to commence flight to Copenhagen – New Business Ethiopia
Africa’s leading carrier, is set to launch a new passenger flight to Copenhagen, Denmark as of 22nd of May 2023.
The new flight will be operated five days a week, with the exception of Tuesdays and Saturdays. Regarding the new flight, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr Mesfin Tasew said, “We are glad to open a new route to Copenhagen, Denmark which will be our 21st destination in Europe. With the launch of the flight, Copenhagen will become a crucial gateway for Ethiopian Airlines in northern Europe and southern Scandinavia.”
“Thanks to the wide network of Ethiopian Airlines across Africa, the new flight will enhance the air connectivity between Europe and Africa thereby facilitating trade, tourism and diplomatic relations of the two regions,”he said.
Thomas Woldbye, Chief Executive Officer Copenhagen Airport, said, “It has for a long time been our desire to improve the connection between Copenhagen and Africa. Therefore, it is really good news, that Ethiopian Airlines, who for the last 5 years have been awarded as the best airline in Africa, now will start flying to Copenhagen.”
“The airport in Addis Ababa have grown to become one of Africa’s most important HUB’s, with onward connections to more than 60 different cities in Africa, thus this new route will be an amazing gateway to the whole continent for Copenhagen.”
He stated that the direct route will open new opportunities to Danish businesses, particularly the pharma sector, due to the state of the art facilities and the pharma division of Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services.
Ethiopian Airlines will use a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which has 315 seats, on the route. Ethiopian Airlines first began to fly to Copenhagen in November 1999. The flight was then suspended four years later.