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Ethiopian to Resume Flights to Mogadishu After 41 Years

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will resume its flight to Mogadishu, Somalia, effective 2 November 2018.

Talking about the resumption of the Mogadishu flights, Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said: “It gives us a great pleasure to resume flights to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia after stopping the service over four decades ago.  I wish to express my gratitude to the Governments of Ethiopia and Somalia for making the resumption of these flights possible.

“The flights will play a significant role in strengthening the people-to-people and economic ties between the two neighbourly and sisterly countries. The flights will also enable the important Somali Diaspora in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa to travel to their homeland via Addis Ababa thanks to our global network of over 116 international destinations.

Our flights will quickly grow to multiple daily flights given the huge volume of traffic between the two countries and the significant traffic between Somalia and the rest of the world.”

The resumption of the service to Somalia came 41 years after Ethiopian Airlines Group stopped its route to Mogadishu in the 1970s.

Carrier 15-year strategic plan

Ethiopian Airlines commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.

The carrier is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO (maintenance repair and overhaul) Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.