Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (March 1, 2014) – Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has finalized preparations to start four weekly flights to Vienna, Austria starting 2 June 2014.
Vienna is the political capital and the economic hub of Austria. The city is a major diplomatic centre and seat of United Nations agencies such as theUnited Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Ethiopian flights to Vienna will bring the total number of its international destinations across five continents to 80. The city will mark the 9th European city served by the airline. Thru commercial cooperation with Austrian Airlines, a fellow Star Alliance member with strong network in Central Europe, Ethiopian aims to provide seamless and convenient connectivity options for travelers between Africa and European cities such Prague, Bratislava, Warsaw, Budapest, and Bucharest, subject to regulatory approval.
“We are very happy to spread our wings to Vienna, which is one of the most popular convention and conference centers in Europe. In addition to serving the growing travel needs between Vienna and Africa, we will be able to offer efficient connections between Africa and Central/Eastern Europe in cooperation with our Star Alliance partner, Austrian Airlines. Europe, which is still the largest trading partner of Africa, is an important region for us”, said CEO Tewolde Gebremariam.
The new flights to Vienna are scheduled with a view to provide to Ethiopian customers convenient connections, with minimum layover in Addis Ababa, to 48 African destinations.
Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 79 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights and using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s.