Starting June 2, 2017, travellers between Singapore and Africa will be able to make use of a new direct service between Addis Ababa and the Lion City. The new service will be launched by Ethiopian Airlines, which will deploy its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft on the five-times-weekly route.

Flight ET 0638 departs just after midnight and arrives in Singapore in the mid-afternoon at 1450 local time. The return ET 0639 flight departs Singapore at 0200 and arrives back in Addis Ababa at 0620 local time. Both legs operate on all days except Tuesday and Saturday.

“Our direct and non-stop flights will serve the growing traffic between Africa and Singapore, giving the best possible connectivity options to passengers travelling between most points in Asia and Africa, in partnership with fellow Star member, Singapore Airlines,” said the airline’s CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam.

“Ethiopian flights to Singapore will also greatly contribute to the strengthening of trade, investment, and tourism ties between a booming Africa and a highly developed, innovative and business-friendly Singapore.”

GebreMariam added that the carrier’s Dreamliner offers travellers on the new route improved comfort, including reduced noise levels, higher humidity and large windows. Claimed to be the “largest and fastest-growing African airline”, Ethiopian currently operates a fleet with an average aircraft age of five years.

Details of the new service are as follows (all times local):

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
ET 0638 Addis Ababa Singapore 0040 1450 Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
ER0639 Singapore Addis Ababa 0200 0620