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Ethiopian to launch flights to Marseille

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Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has finalised all preparations to launch a thrice-weekly service to Marseille, France as of July 02, 2019.

The flight to Marseille will be dispatched as per the schedule below:

Flights will depart Addis Ababa at 23h45, arriving in Marseille at 05h45 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The return service will depart Marseille at 23h05, arriving in Addis Ababa at 06h35 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Regarding the upcoming services, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “It gives us great pleasure to launch flights to Marseille, connecting France’s second largest city to the over 60 African destinations we serve, through our hub Addis Ababa. We’ve been flying to Paris since 1971, more than 48 years, so we are not new to the market in France. But we are very happy to expand our services closer to the customer in Marseille now.

The connectivity we are establishing between Europe and Africa is facilitating trade, investment, tourism and people-to-people ties.” As we forge ahead on the path of growth and success as envisioned in Vision 2025, we will keep on opening new routes to all corners of the world bringing Africa ever closer to the rest of the world.”

Marseille marks Ethiopian’s 20th destination in Europe. Ethiopian is currently serving 120 international destinations across five continents with young aircraft with average fleet age of five years. It will also bring the number of passenger flights the airline operates to European cities to 61 per week.

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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