Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of flights to Mogadishu, Somalia, effective 2 November. The resumption of the service to Somalia came 41 years after Ethiopian Airlines Group stopped its route to Mogadishu in the 1970s.
Announcing the resumption of services, Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said that the airline plans to quickly grow to multiple daily flights, given the huge volume of traffic between the two sister countries and the significant traffic between Somalia and the rest of the world.
“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,” Gebremariam added.
Flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, departing Addis Ababa at 10h00, arriving in Mogadishu at 11h30. The return flights will depart Mogadishu at 12h10, arriving in Addis Ababa at 13h40.