Ethiopian Airlines announce that it set to launch thrice weekly flights to Jakarta, Indonesia. The new service that will commence on July, 2017 will for the first time connects African continent with the Asian country that is home to 266,444,047 people.
Ethiopian will deploy the modern Boeing 787-8 on the route, which not only offers unparalleled onboard comfort to passengers, but is also the world’s most environmentally friendly aircraft with its lower carbon and noise emissions, according to Ethiopian Airlines press statement. Member of the G-20, Indonesia, is the world’s 4th most populous nation and 10th largest economy in the world.
“We are very happy to launch a direct service to Jakarta, the first direct connection between Africa and Indonesia and the first flights into Jakarta by an African carrier,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group.
“Our new service will further cement our growing footprint in Asia and will enable us to remain the carrier of choice for travellers connecting between Africa and Asia. Indonesia is one of the most populated countries in the world with a fast growing economy and an emerging manufacturing hub,” Mr. Tewolde said.
“In the coming years, African and Indonesian trade, investment and tourism ties are set to grow in an exponential manner and our direct flights will make a significant contribution in the enhancement of Africa-Indonesia cooperation We plan to increase our flights to daily very quickly in line with our Vision 2025 strategic roadmap of connecting Africa with the major trading centers of the world thru our fast expanding global network,” he said.