Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and the fastest growing airline in Africa, will begin double daily flights to Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport from March 2015. Ethiopian has been providing reliable air service to Mumbai for over 43 years with the launch of its first flight in December 1971. The airline currently has daily flights to Mumbai and New Delhi. Both daily flights to Mumbai will be operated with the ultra-modern B787 Dreamliner aircraft.
CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Tewolde Gebremariam, said:"We are very bullish on the prospects of Africa-India market. By increasing our frequency to double daily to Mumbai and expanding our codeshare agreement with Air India, fellow Star Alliance partner with the inclusion of domestic points in India and major destinations in Africa, we aim to become the airline of choice for travel between Africa and India by offering seamless and convenient connections thru our main hub in Addis. Going forward, we plan to increase our current frequency to New Delhi and start operations to additional destinations in southern India."
Ethiopian is Pan-African global carrier serving 84 international destinations across 5 continents and operating the youngest fleet in Africa with less than 7 years average, including the B737 Next Generation with Sky Interior to African points, and the B787 Dreamliners, the B777-200LRs, the longest range commercial aircraft in activity and the B777-300 ER on its mid and long haul routes.