Ethiopian Airlines to resume Copenhagen service after 19-year hiatus: report

Arlanda International Airport. Passenger aircraft Boeing 737 MAX 8 of Ethiopian Airlines before flight
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Ethiopian Airlines (ET) will resume flights to Copenhagen, 19 years after halting its service to the Danish capital, a Routesonline report has revealed.  

From May 22, 2023, the Ethiopian flag carrier will operate five weekly flights from its Addis Abba (ADD) hub to Copenhagen Airport (CPH) via Vienna, Austria (VIE) with its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet, the report added.   

The airline last serviced Denmark’s capital in October 2003, via Frankfurt, Germany (FRA).  

ET currently serves a daily frequency to Stockholm, Sweden (ARN) and Oslo, Norway (OSL), through a codeshare with Scandinavian Airlines, on a ADD-ARN-OSL route with its fleet of Boeing Dreamliners and 777-200LRs, according to data from ET’s website.  

In addition, the airline also announced that it will resume direct services to Singapore (SIN) from March 25, 2023, after halting the service in March 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.  

In a statement released on December 16, 2022, ET said it will operate four weekly flights with its Boeing Dreamliner fleet from Addis Abba to Singapore, and from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Malaysia.  

Ethiopian Group CEO Mesfin Tasew commented on the airline’s plans to expand its route network between Africa and the rest of the world through Addis Ababa.  

“The flight [to Singapore] will further expand our network in Asia and create air connectivity for passengers travelling between Africa and Singapore,” Tasew said.  

“The new flight will also facilitate trade, investment, and tourism ties between Africa and Singapore. In line with our plan for growing our network around the world, we will keep on opening new routes to enhance connectivity,” Tasew added.  

In line with its ‘Vision 2035’ strategy, Ethiopian Airlines aims to nearly double its destination network from 131 to 207 destinations, as well as almost double its aircraft fleet from 140 to 271 aircraft.  

ET operates the largest fleet and destination network in Africa.    

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