Ethiopian Airlines scheduled to arrive in Oslo

First African carrier to connect Norway and continental Africa
Ethiopian Airlines has revealed that it will be the first African airline to carry passengers between Norway and continental Africa when it launches a new route on March 26 next year.
The route between Oslo Gardermoen and the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa will be operated five times a week using a 787-8 Dreamliner.
“We are proud of the fact that Africa’s largest airline is commencing its service five times a week between Oslo Airport and Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD). We are also delighted to see that the investments made to develop Oslo Airport are now bearing fruit,” said Øyvind Hasaas, managing director of Oslo Airport.
He explained that the dialogue between airport operator Avinor and Ethiopian had been good, with both parties eager to get the route up and running.
“Norway now has a route to the best connected airport in Africa in terms of transfers to other African destinations. This ensures great opportunities for Norwegian tourists as well as Norwegian businesses and freight.”
He added: “Norwegians are the world’s most travelled people – this is obviously of great importance to Ethiopian.”
For people in the Nordics looking to visit the African continent, the establishment of this route means that an African hub can now be reached faster and more conveniently than ever before. The Norwegian embassy in Addis Ababa played an important role in the process, Hasaas said.
TTG Nordic

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