Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to start scheduled thrice-weekly flights to Kaduna, Nigeria, from August 1, 2017.Located in north-western Nigeria, Kaduna is a trade center and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas with its rail and road junction, the airlines said in a statement it circulated.
Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebre Mariam, said: “We are pleased to commence scheduled operation to Kaduna; a fifth city in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As a Pan-African Airline, serving our beloved continent Africa has always been a source of pride for Ethiopian Airlines. With this commitment, Ethiopian has been able to create a missing link; availing easy movement of Africans from one corner to the other.
“During the temporary closure of Abuja Airport for reconstruction four months ago, we were the first foreign carrier to land at Kaduna Airport, allowing our passengers to experience ultimate comfort on-board our B-787 Dreamliner.”
With the addition of Kaduna, Ethiopian Airline’s totally operates 23 weekly flights to Nigeria’s main cities namely, Abuja, Lagos, Enugu and Kano.
Ethiopian Airlines maiden flight to Nigeria dates back to the 1960s, same time the country got independence from British colonial rule.