New York, US (PANA) - One of Africa's leading airline, Ethiopian Airlines, says it will start services to Jakarta, Indonesia, in June 2017 using the ultra-modern Boeing 787-800.
A statement made available to PANA by the Ethiopian Airlines office in New York, said Jakarta is Indonesia’s economic, cultural and political centre, noting that, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, and with this new service Ethiopian will have service to all five of the most populous countries on earth.
It quoted the Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive, Tewolde Gebre Mariam, as saying: "As the fastest growing airline in Africa, Ethiopian is pleased to offer the opportunity to business people as well as tourists to explore Jakarta’s potential both for investment and leisure."
"This move will further increase our presence in Asia, connecting Africa to the Asia region and in turn strengthening the tourism and trade ties between the peoples of Africa and Asia.
"Moreover, pilgrims and the West African community residing in Indonesia will be enjoying hassle-free connections to Ethiopian’s vast African network via its hub at Addis Ababa ... and Ethiopian Airlines is working very hard to connect Africa with the major trading centres of the world and Jakarta, Indonesia, is one of them," he stated.
Bebre Mariam added that, passengers to and from Jakarta will enjoy the comforts of the 787 with less noise, the biggest windows in the sky, a higher ceiling, unique lighting, and higher humidity.
The statement said Ethiopian is a global carrier that operates the youngest and the most modern fleet on the African continent, with an average aircraft age of less than five years, serving more than 90 international destinations across five continents with over 240 daily departures.
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