Ethiopian Airlines, has announced the commencement of its thrice weekly services to/from London-Gatwick starting from November 21, 2023. With this ET now serves Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports in the UK.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said: “The new service by Ethiopian will offer a direct flight between London-Gatwick and Addis Ababa onboard Airbus A350 with Business Class and Economy cabins, providing seamless connectivity to Ethiopian Airlines’ vast global networks stretched across Africa, Far East, the Americas and Asia.”
Mr. Henock Woubishet, Area Manager UK & Ireland notes that the new service will enable ET “to provide much-needed capacity not only for our passengers but also for our cargo services carried in the belly hold.”
A delighted Stephanie Wear, VP Aviation Development, London Gatwick said, the airpot is “delighted to welcome Ethiopian Airlines back to London Gatwick this winter. As the largest carrier in Africa, this is an excellent addition to our network and adds a valuable, direct connection to Eastern Africa. Ethiopian Airlines is the latest in a number of carriers looking to operate long-haul routes from Gatwick, which further highlights the strong demand for slots at our airport.”
The service will complement the airlines daily non-stop A350 flights from T2 London Heathrow to Addis Ababa and 5 x weekly A350 service from T2 Manchester to Addis Ababa, with connections to more than 60 African destinations across East, South, Central and West Africa and connections to the Far East & Asia.