Ethiopian Airlines Group says it will increase its weekly passenger flights to Seoul, South Korea, to six, starting October 2023.
The national carrier will deploy the latest Airbus A350-900 aircraft on the route when the additional frequencies become effective as of Oct 28.
The flight enhancement follows fruitful discussions between the aeronautical authorities of Korea and Ethiopia, the Airlines says.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew has expressed gratitude to the two sides for the support to enhance its flight frequencies.”
Currently, Ethiopian Airlines is the only African carrier connecting Seoul to Africa. The move to enhance is prompted by South Korea’s growing relations with Ethiopia and also Africa.
“The additional frequencies will be significant in fostering economic, cultural, and social interaction providing more diverse and convenient connectivity options to travelers,” Mesfin said.
“As a pan-African carrier,” he said, “it gives us pleasure to give additional flight options between Addis Ababa, the diplomatic capital of Africa, and Seoul, the rising hub of East Asia.”
“We are especially thrilled by the opportunity to serve our esteemed passengers with the latest Airbus A350-900 modern aircraft,” he added.
The latest flight engagement marks Ethiopian Airlines’ 10-year services Anniversary to the South Korean capital.
Seoul was the 73rd destination of Ethiopian ten years ago, and the airline has since nearly doubled its entry points with over 130 destinations serviced across five continents