• After 18 years, Ethiopian Airlines set to resume the service to the city of Athens.
  • Athens marks Ethiopian’s 20th destination in Europe.

Leading international airline and the largest aviation group in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines, a SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline, has issued a press statement announcing the resumption of its flight to Athens, Greece effective Dec 13, 2019.

Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world and filled with incredible historical sites is where democracy was invented. The thrice weekly flight to Athens will be operated by the ultra-modern B787 Dreamliner.

Regarding the flight service to Athens, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, stated “We are delighted to return to Athens, Greece with direct services. With our direct flight, Greece will be closer to Africa than ever before and to the rest of our Global network.

“Athens will serve as a key destination on our ever-expanding European network and offers global tourists an opportunity to explore the majestic country. As one of the world’s oldest and historic cities, the city enjoys a high level of tourism from visitors across the world. Hence, the resumption of the service to Athens will help meet the exponential demand from global tourists, as well as provide them with more connectivity options within our extensive global network.”

With the inclusion of Athens, Europe’s historical capital, Ethiopian Airlines’ international network reaches 126.

Niyi David
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‘Niyi David is a travel writer/photographer and Editor-in-Chief at More Cream Than Coffee. Previously, he worked at Afro Tourism West Africa Ltd as a travel writer, and was Head of Media and C.O.O. before leaving in May 2018. Prior to that he had worked as scriptwriter on some major media projects in Nigeria, such as 'Peak Talent Show' and the Ford Foundation sponsored 'Stop Impunity in Nigeria' campaign.