Ethiopian lands in Eritrea for the first time in 20 years

posted on 9th July 2018 by Justin Burns
Ethiopian lands in Eritrea for the first time in 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines has landed in Asmara, Eritrea for the first time in 20 years.

The carrier reconnecting to its East African neighbour was one of the results of talks held last month between the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments aimed at ending a border conflict between the two countries.

The flight was led by Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement: “While we celebrate this beautiful day in history, we wish the best of sustainable peace, friendship and prosperity to both the Eritrean and Ethiopian peoples.

“We are looking forward not only to connect Eritrea with Ethiopia but also to connect Eritrea with more than 114 international destinations in 5 continents with modern airplanes.”