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Ethiopian increases flights to Cameroon, Gabon with the Boeing 787

Ethiopian increases flights to Cameroon, Gabon with the Boeing 787


Ethiopian airlines have announced an increase in its weekly flights to two Central African cities. Cameroon’s Yaounde and the Gabonese capital, Libreville.

Ethiopian, the continent’s largest airline group, said with its sixth weekly service to Yaounde and Libreville, it will be flying all week to the destinations except on Sundays.

An announcement of the increased flight along the route was made in late October 2017 but the service officially started on November 3, 2017. The said flights will also be operated with its latest and environmentally friendly aircraft, the Boeing 787–9.

Africa’s First Ethiopian B787-9 touches down at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. pic.twitter.com/a9xwepS2f6

— Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) October 27, 2017

They are the first operators on the continent to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9 dreamliner. The airline currently flies to over 50 African cities in what is the largest network by a national carrier.

Two major decisions made recently by the carrier include switching fully to digital processes in its operations and also the provision of free Wi-Fi access for travellers using its main hub, the Bole International Airport in the capital Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian – a member of the Star Alliance group in its seven decades of operation has become one of the continent’s leading carriers in terms of efficiency and operational success.

They command the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 95 international destinations across five continents.

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