Ethiopian Airlines has recently announced that they have now added flights to Bahrain, located in the Persian Gulf.
These flights will be added effective August 17, 2017, and will fly using the airline’s latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior.
Bahrain is a country comprising more than 30 islands, and has been at the center of “major trade routes since olden days,” Ethiopian said in a written release, with the country’s economy continuing to grow over the past decade.
In line with the “flourishing” trade relations between Ethiopia and the Gulf countries, Tewolde GebreMariam, the group CEO at Ethiopian, said in the release that the availability of efficient air transport service will “surely pay great roles in ensuring easy movement of people” as well as items that are both imported and exported. He added that the airline’s presence in Bahrain dates back to the 1970s and the company is glad to now offer weekly flights to and from the new location.
New flights to Bahrain are now scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Ethiopian currently flies to other major cities in the Middle East including Beirut, Dammam, Doha, Jeddah, Kuwait, Dubai, Madinah, Muscat, Riyadh and Sharjah.
This year alone, Ethiopian has extended its network of flights to places like Victoria Falls, Antananarivo, Oslo, Chengdu, Singapore, Guinea, Windhoek and Moroni along with freighter destinations such as Milan, Zaragoza and Ahmedabad, a fifth cargo gateway to India.
In the release, Ethiopian said that it currently operates “the youngest fleet” in the industry, with an average fleet age of less than five years.