Ever-expanding Ethiopian Airlines will start a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner route from Addis Ababa to Moscow on 1 December this year as it continues to expand its network.
Africa’s largest airline will operate the service three-times a week and said it will facilitate better trade, investment and tourism relations between the two regions.
Ethiopian Airlines’ group chief executive officer, Tewolde GebreMarian said: “As one of the world’s leading producers of oil and natural gas, Russia offers ample trade and investment potentials for investors.
“The country’s advanced manufacturing base and light industry also hold further import-export trade potentials with Africa which is endowed with diverse natural resources and raw materials.
“The air connectivity Ethiopian provides to link Africa and Russia will go a long way towards facilitating and bolstering multifaceted relations between the two regions. Our direct flights will also promote Ethiopian and other African Tourist attractions to the Russian tourists.
“Russia will be the final BRICS country in our ever growing global network.”