Ethiopian Airlines, the flag-carrier airline for Ethiopia has finally announced its schedule about the direct flights service between Addis Ababa and Tokyo Narita International Airport which will start in the upcoming April, 2015. Ethiopian Airlines service is the only Airline which will provide direct flight services between Africa and Japan, while the flights will be operated through Boeing 787 Dreamliners which will fly three times per week between these two countries.
In this context, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Ato Tewolde Gebremariam said that, “As the only direct service between Africa and Japan, our flights to Narita will give our customers the best possible connectivity options and will be critical role in enabling greater people to people, investment, trade and tourism ties between a rising Africa, the second fastest growing region in the world, and a highly industrialized Japan, the third largest economy in the world.”
Ethiopian Airlines is the largest and leading airline service of Africa, while company is wholly owned by the Ethiopian government. It was established in 1945 and its operational base is at Bole international Airport, Addis Ababa. Currently the company is operating in five continents serving over 84 destinations, out of which 19 are domestic.