Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star
Global Airline, commenced thrice weekly flights to Marseille, France on 2 July 2019.

The new service was inaugurated at a colorful event held in the VIP Salon at Addis Ababa International Airport in the presence of H. E. Mr. Frédéric Bontems, French Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ethiopia and Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO, both of whom were onboard the inaugural flight.

Members of the diplomatic community in Addis Ababa together with other invited guests graced the event. Cake cutting and champagne toast ceremony was held to mark
the event.

Marseille, France’s second largest city, is the second destination in France and 20th destination in Europe.

With the new flight, Ethiopian now operates over 60 passenger flights to European cities
every week.

Ethiopian Airlines has been flying to Paris since 1971 connecting Africa to the French capital for nearly five decades thereby facilitating trade investment, tourism and people-to-people ties.

Currently, Ethiopian flies to more than 120 international destinations across five continents with young fleet.

About Ethiopian
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation,Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the
youngest and most modern fleet to more than 120 international passenger and cargo destinations across
five continents.

Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus
A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter,
Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline.

in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan
called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Six business centers:
Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian
Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services. Ethiopian is a
multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.


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