Ethiopian Airlines has expanded its services to Switzerland with new thrice-weekly flights to Zürich.
The first flight from Addis Ababa to Zürich will take off on 31 October 2022, confirmed by the airlines three months after announcing the schedule.
The flight will be operated with the ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Zürich will be Ethiopian Airlines’ second destination in Switzerland next to Geneva, and its 19th gateway to Europe.
“We are glad to open a new route connecting the financial capital of Switzerland, Zürich with over 130 destinations of Ethiopian Airlines via Africa’s political capital, Addis Ababa,” said Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew.
The city hosts the headquarters of a number of international organizations including football’s governing body FIFA.
“The new service will also facilitate diplomatic and socioeconomic relations not only between Ethiopia and Switzerland but also between Africa and Europe,” Mesfin said.
Currently, Ethiopian Airlines flies to Geneva three times a week, which will increase to four weekly flights by the end of October.
“As a pan-African carrier,” the CEO said, “we are committed to further expanding our global network and connecting Africa with the rest of the world better than ever before.”
With the launch of services to Zürich, Ethiopian Airlines flights to Switzerland will increase to seven per week.