Ethiopian Airlines is to open a new route from Addis Ababa to Singapore on 3 December, marking the only direct service between the two countries.
The Star Alliance carrier plans to operate three times a week with a Boeing 767-300 subject to regulatory approval.
“Singapore is a major and preferred gateway to Asia and Australia. That is why we have decided to make Singapore our main strategic point of access to the Oceania market and its huge Ethiopian/African Diaspora community by availing excellent connectivity options through our codeshare agreement with fellow Star Alliance member, Singapore Airline,” says Ethiopian chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam.
Ethiopian already operates to a number of Asian destinations including Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Mumbai.