Ethiopian Airlines is set to launch services to Moscow, Russia as of December 1, 2018, the Airline said.
Moscow is Russia’s capital and its political, economic and cultural center. It is the most populated city not just in Russia but also in Europe.
“It gives me a great pleasure to announce that we have finalized preparations to launch services to Moscow, Russia, the world’s largest country in total area, spanning Eastern Europe and northern Asia,” said Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.
“As one of the world’s leading producers of oil and natural gas, Russia offers ample trade and investment potentials for investors. The country’s advanced manufacturing base and light industry also hold further import-export trade potentials with Africa which is endowed with diverse natural resources and raw materials,” he said.
He further stated that the air connectivity Ethiopian provides to link Africa and Russia will go a long way towards facilitating and bolstering multifaceted relations between the two regions.
“Our direct flights will also promote Ethiopian and other African Tourist attractions to the Russian tourists. Russia will be the final BRICS country in our ever growing global network,” Mr. Tewolde added.
Ethiopian will connect Moscow with 59 cities in Africa, with thrice a week flights operated with the ultra-modern 787 Dreamliner, will facilitate better trade, investment and tourism relations between the two regions.
Ethiopian, which currently operates 116 international destinations, is undertaking multi-faceted investments to enhance its global presence in line with its Vision 2025.