Ethiopian Airlines is nearing closer to reaching 100 worldwide destinations, when on the 28th of March this year Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, will become the carrier's 95th destination.
Initially will the world's largest island, located in the Indian Ocean, be served three times a week with a Boeing B737-800NG, leaving Addis Ababa every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and returning directly to the Ethiopian capital.
Said Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, earlier today when making the announcement: 'Ethiopian, as a flagship carrier of Africa, is pleased to add Madagascar to its wide route network. Having started serving Africa seven decades ago with our motto “Bringing Africa Closer”, we are now continually enhancing our services and working to “Connect Africa to the World”.
As air connectivity is an essential cause and driver of a nation’s socio-economic integration, our new service will certainly contribute for a growing business and bilateral cooperation with other sisterly African cities. Moreover, travelers from Madagascar will be seamlessly connected with Ethiopian ever-expanding network across five continents.
I would like to thank all who made this route possible'.
Connectivity to Madagascar and for flights from Antananarivo via Addis Ababa into the global network is said to be extensive offering early onward flights both ways.