Ethiopian Airlines announces direct flight to Pakistan from May 1


ISLAMABAD – Ethiopian Airlines, the flag carrier of Ethiopia, will commence operations from the port city of Karachi on May 1, the company announced Friday.

The pan-African airline will operate four flights weekly and is expected to be a key fly carrier to connect South Asian nation with African region.

In a statement, the airline chief executive Mesfin Tasew said the flight operations to Pakistan hold significance for improving diplomatic and economic ties between the two regions. Official further mentioned that the airline will offer convenient air connectivity to the growing number of Pakistani investors in Africa as well as tourists.

Besides boosting economic ties, it will further help to enhance people-to-people contacts. Meanwhile, the groundwork has been completed by both sides for direct flights.

For the unversed, the African flag carrier previously operated the Addis Ababa-Karachi route between 1966 and 1971, and again between 1993 and 2004.

Pakistani government holds cordial diplomatic ties with Ethiopia, Africa’s second most-populated country.

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