Ethiopian Airlines restarted flights to Moscow after 27 years. Ethiopian stopped flying to the Russian capital during the collapse of the Soviet Union. From now on, Ethiopian will fly three times a week to Moscow.
The Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam, speaking on the occasion of the first flight leaving Addis for Moscow, noted, "Moscow is a vital addition to our European service, a very important region. It's going to take our total number of weekly flights to European destinations to reach 54 passenger flights a week."
Expressing his delight by Ethiopian Airlines' bold decision to resume flights on the route, Russia's ambassador to Ethiopia, Vsevolod I. Tkachenko said, " it will not only provide passenger flow, but also connect Russians with Ethiopian Airlines air services' global network."
Bole International Airport of Addis Ababa's new $345 million passenger terminal is one of the busiest airport terminals in Africa. When the airport's expansion project is fully completed, it expects to channel through up to 22 million passengers a year.
Top Image: We will be heading to Moscow!
(Source: Official Twitter Page of Ethiopian Airlines)
Sources: AFP, ABS-CBN, Construction Review