Ethiopian Airlines will double its daily service from Addis Ababa to Delhi March 26 onwards.

The flights will depart Addis Ababa at 1600 and 2315, and arrive in Delhi at 0125 and 0640 respectively. The return flights will leave Delhi at 0250 and 0930 and arrive at the Ethiopian capital at 0710 and 1400 respectively.

Tewolde Gebremariam, group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines says, “We are pleased to offer our customers a double daily service to Delhi. India being one of the strongest economic muscles zooming into the global economic picture, availing more frequencies would catalyse the channelling of investors from both countries and facilitating business.”

Tewolde Gebremariam is hoping that the increased connectivity will strengthen the growing economic, political, and social relationship between the two countries. He adds, “Our customers will be able to make an immediate connection to cities like Hargeisa, Khartoum, Nairobi and some southern African flights.”

The pan African airline operates across 92 destinations. Last year it expanded its services to Tokyo, Manila, Dublin, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Durban, Gaborone, Yaoundé, and Goma.

The airline will be using its Boeing B737-800 on the Addis Ababa-Delhi route.

Arunima Kumar