Ethiopian Airlines celebrates 50 years of service to Mumbai

Ethiopian Airlines celebrates 50 years of service to Mumbai

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest Airline Group, is celebrating 50 years of uninterrupted service to Mumbai, India. Ethiopian Airlines made its debut flight to Mumbai, one of its oldest destinations in Asia, on 1st December 1971 although it started operations to New Delhi in1966, just 20 years after the airline was founded.

Marking the 50 years of uninterrupted service to Mumbai, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr.Mesfin Tasew said, “We are thrilled to have celebrated this big milestone-50 years of uninterrupted service to Mumbai thereby connecting the people of India to the vast Ethiopian global network. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India and one of the key destinations in Asia; we will maintain our commitment to serve Mumbai, thereby providing it access to our 127 destinations with our latest aircraft. Ethiopian has paved the way for people to people and trade ties between India and Africa with its multiple destinations in India. We are glad to have served Mumbai and the people of India in general for the last 55 years.”

The once a week flight from Addis Ababa to Mumbai and onward to Peking operated by B720 aircraft pioneered the air transport linkage between Africa-India and China. Gradually over the years, the frequency increased to twice and then thrice weekly until Ethiopian commenced daily operations to Mumbai.

Currently, Ethiopian operates A350 and B777 to Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru in India. Ethiopian freighters also operate to
Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Ahmedabad.

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