Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has announced it will resume flying to Athens, Greece starting Dec 13, 2019. Ethiopian has resumed the service to the city of Athens after 18 years, a press release indicated.
Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world and Europe’s historical capital where democracy was invented, marks Ethiopian’s 20th destination in Europe.
The thrice-weekly flight to Athens will be operated by the ultra-modern B787 Dreamliner.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, speaking of the service said, “We are delighted to return to Athens, Greece with direct services. With our direct flight, Greece will be closer to Africa than ever before and to the rest of our global network.
“Athens will serve as a key destination on our ever-expanding European network and offers global tourists an opportunity to explore the majestic country. As one of the world’s oldest and historic cities, the city enjoys a high level of tourism from visitors across the world. Hence, the resumption of the service to Athens will help meet the exponential demand from global tourists, as well as provide them with more connectivity options within our extensive global network,” he added.
With the inclusion of Athens, Ethiopian Airlines’ international network reaches 126.