Note: This article discusses Ethiopian Airlines’ entry into Pakistan and the opening of a new direct flight route between Karachi & Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest and fastest-growing airline, has announced that it will be commencing flights to Karachi from May 1st, 2023, making the port city the 37th destination of Ethiopian Airlines in Asia. The airline will operate four weekly flights between Addis Ababa and Karachi, utilizing the state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
This move marks the airline’s entry into Pakistan after 18 years and is part of its expansion plan to reach new markets and enhance connectivity. With this new service, passengers traveling to and from Karachi will now have access to Ethiopian Airlines’ extensive network of over 125 international destinations across five continents, including major cities such as New York, London, Beijing, and Dubai.
Commenting on the resumption of services to Karachi, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “We are excited to return to Karachi nearly two decades after we last served the city. As the most populous city in Pakistan, Karachi will be a crucial gateway to Pakistan and the wider South Asia region. As the only flight connecting Pakistan with Africa, the planned service to Karachi will have a significant contribution to strengthening the diplomatic and economic relations between the two regions. It will also offer convenient air connectivity to the growing number of Pakistani investors in Africa as well as tourists.”
The new service is expected to provide a significant boost to business and tourism ties between Ethiopia and Pakistan. It will facilitate the movement of people, goods, and services between the two countries, and help to foster closer economic and cultural relations. The flights are also expected to provide a much-needed boost to the Pakistani economy by promoting trade and investment opportunities.
Ethiopian Airlines is renowned for its exceptional customer service, with a reputation for being one of the most reliable and punctual airlines in the world. The airline’s onboard experience is equally impressive, with passengers enjoying spacious seats, delicious meals, and a range of entertainment options, including movies, TV shows, and music.
Overall, the launch of Ethiopian Airlines’ new service to Karachi is great news for travelers and businesses alike. With its exceptional service, state-of-the-art aircraft, and extensive global network, the airline is set to become a leading player in the Pakistani market and a valuable partner for those seeking to do business in the country.