Ethiopian Airlines is to resume flights to Mogadishu from 2 November 2018 with a three-weekly service more than four decades since it last flew the route.
The resumption of the service to Somalia comes 41 years after Ethiopian Airlines stopped its route from Addis Ababa to Mogadishu in the 1970s.
The carrier’s group chief executive officer, Tewolde Gebremariam said: “It gives us a great pleasure to resume flights to Mogadishu, the capital Somalia after stopping the service over four decades ago. I wish to express my gratitude to the Governments of Ethiopia and Somalia for making the resumption of these flights possible.
“The flights will play a significant role in strengthening the people-to-people and economic ties between the two neighborly and sisterly countries. The flights will also enable the important Somali Diaspora in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa to travel to their homeland via Addis Ababa thanks to our global network of over 116 international destinations.
“Our flights will quickly grow to multiple daily flights given the huge volume of traffic between the two sisterly countries and the significant traffic between Somalia and the rest of the world.”