Ethiopian starts operating flights to Singapore

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Addis Ababa, 5 December 2013 (WIC) - The Ethiopian Airlines started operating three flights a week from Addis Ababa to Singapore as of 3 December 2013.

Ethiopian CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said on the occasion that Singapore is one of the major global aviation hubs and a preferred gateway to Asia and Australia. The flights to Singapore will strengthen trade, investment and tourism ties between Africa and Singapore.

The new route to Singapore raised destinations of the Airline to 78. The carrier will be the first East African airline to start operating flights to Singapore. He said the Ethiopian is preparing to starte flights to Tokyo, Menila, Munic, Madrid and Oslo in the near future. Industry State Minister Tadesse Haile on his part said the new route to Singapore will help to deepen cooperation between the two countries. Singapore Trade and Industry State Minister,

Lee Yi Shah said the direct flights will boost economic and tourism cooperation between the two countries.

According to ENA, earlier this year, the carrier was named the ‘Best Airline in Africa’ in the region’s Passenger Choice Awards and also received the ‘Best Staff Service in Africa’ title in the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

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