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Effective 16 September, Ethiopian Airlines will enhance its services to Sao Paulo, Brazil to non-stop direct services. The airline currently operates the route via Lome, Togo.

According to the airline, the introduction enhancement to the current service will offer customers faster and reliable connectivity between Africa, Middle East, Asia and Brazil with one of the shortest total travel times.

Flights will be operated with a Boeing 787, flights will from September depart Addis Ababa on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 09h30, arriving in Sao Paulo at 16h15. The return service will depart Sao Paulo on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 01h35, arriving in Addis Ababa at 20h00.

In December, the airline plans to complement its nonstop service with a fifth flight frequency due to operate on Sundays and Mondays.

Ethiopian made its debut flight to Sao Paulo in 2013; coordinating its schedules with its partner airline in West Africa, ASKY, to give short, seamless and convenient connections to West Africa passengers travelling to and from Brazil.