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Ethiopian to Start flights to Tokyo, the Only Air Service between Japan and Africa

Ethiopian Airlines Press Release
Tigrai Online January 11, 2015

Ethiopian to Start flights to Tokyo, the Only Air Service between Japan and Africa
Ethiopian to Start flights to Tokyo, the Only Air Service between Japan and Africa

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has finalized preparations to start new services to Tokyo Narita International Airport in April 2015, in codeshare partnership with fellow Star Alliance member, All Nippon Airways, Japan’s leading airline.


The thrice weekly flight, the only direct connection between Africa and Japan, will be operated through Hong Kong with the ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which offers customers the best on-board comfort with the biggest windows in the sky, high ceiling , less noise than any aircraft with less carbon footprint, and higher cabin humidity ideal for long haul travel.

The flight schedule in local times is as follows:

Flight No.

Departure days & time

Arrival days & time

T672 ADD

Mon, Wed, Fri 22:15

Tue, Thur, Sat 19:30


Tue, Thur, Sat 20:45

Wed, Fri, Sun 06:00


Tokyo is one of the world’s most populous metropolis and serves as Japan’s political, economic and cultural hub. Japan is the world’s third largest economy and one of the main financial and economic centers with growing investment, trade and tourism ties with Africa. Ethiopian flights to Tokyo will enable the strengthening of investment, trade, tourism and people-to-people ties between Africa and Japan.

Ethiopian and Air India Expand Codeshare

- Offering Unparalleled Air Connectivity Options between India and Africa

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, and Air India, India’s national carrier, have expanded their codeshare coverage, thus enabling customers travelling between India and Africa to enjoy seamless and unparalleled connectivity options between domestic Indian points and African destinations.

Ethiopian operates daily flights to both Mumbai and New Delhi. The two Star Alliance member carriers, which have already a codeshare in place for the Mumbai and New Delhi routes, have expanded their agreement to include African points on Ethiopian operated network thru its main hub in Addis Ababa, such as Kigali, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Harare and Nairobi, and on Air India’s domestic routes beyond Mumbai and New Delhi with the inclusion of Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “We are very pleased to further expand the successful codeshare partnership we already have with our Star Alliance partner Air India. Availing more routes and seamless connectivity options will greatly benefit the significant number of Indian community in Africa as well as Africans traveling to India for business or leisure, thereby improving the investment, trade, tourism and people-to-people ties between India and Africa.

With a single ticket, passengers from Air India and Ethiopia will be able to fly to many African and Indian destinations, and with the recent joining of Air India into Star Alliance accrue and redeem their miles freely on both carriers.”

Ethiopian is planning to significantly scale-up its footprint in the Indian market with the start of double-daily flights and the opening of a new route in Southern India in 2015.

Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 84 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights and using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s.

Update: B737 400 Freighter Aircraft Operating for ASKY Skidded Off Runway at Accra Airport

Incident cause of Ethiopian B737-400 registration ET-AQV cargo aircraft that skidded out of the runway with flat tires upon landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra on January 10, 2015 is under investigation. The crew members of the Freighter are now resting in their hotel after being medically checked.


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