Bringing Ethiopian Airlines’ flights out of Heathrow up to 10-a-week during this period, the new service also aims to provide easier access to Malawi and Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines is a 49 percent shareholder of Malawi Airlines, and provides regular flights to and from Malawi across Africa and internationally.
The additional flights will operate on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, providing connectivity to several Eastern and Southern African destinations in both directions.
They will operate on a new Airbus A350 with a capacity of 313 economy seats and 30 business class lie flat seats.
Michael Yohannes, country manager UK, Ethiopian Airlines, commented, ‘’The UK is an important and growing market for us and this increase in capacity reinforces our commitment to widen our footprint and paves the way to possibly extend our reach to other parts of the UK in the very near future.”