Ethiopian Airlines Resumes Flights to Axum

-Flights to the Ancient City Will Be Operated Daily

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa, is announced the reinstatement of its daily passenger flights to the historic city of Axum as of today, June 9, 2024.

Four years ago, a war broke out in northern Ethiopia between the federal government and Tigray forces after the northern command of the Ethiopian national defense was attacked in Mekele, the capital of the Tigray region.

During this conflict, Tigray forces destroyed Axum airport to hinder attacks from the national government.

However, after four years and a peace agreement signed in Pretoria, South Africa under African Union negotiations in November 2022, efforts have been made to restore the region.

Following the agreement, the federal government renovated the damaged Axum airport, a development set to boost the city’s tourist flows.

Ethiopian Airlines is resuming its flights to the city of Axum following the successful completion of extensive maintenance work on both the airfield and terminal facilities, with a contract amounting to 290 million Ethiopian Birr (ETB).

Ethiopian Airlines is committed to providing unparalleled services on this route, connecting travelers to the rich cultural heritage of Axum.

Sending his congratulatory message over the flight resumption, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mr. Mesfin Tasew, said, “We are truly pleased to reinstate our flights to Axum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its cultural significance.

Our return to Axum with a daily service after the massive investment in airport facility maintenance is a testament to our commitment to boosting air transportation services in the country. As a national carrier, we are determined to invest in and improve our flight offerings nationwide.”

Axum is home to the ancient Axumite Kingdom and is a significant symbol of Ethiopia, originating one of the oldest civilizations. Ethiopian Airlines currently serves 20 domestic destinations.

In our pursuit of excellence, we are dedicated to expanding our domestic reach and enhancing the quality of our services. This commitment is exemplified by our ongoing efforts to construct and modernize aviation infrastructure across the country.

It is worth recalling that Ethiopian Airlines recently inaugurated the $50 million transformed Addis Ababa Bole Domestic Terminal, marking a significant milestone in enhancing the travel experience within Ethiopia.

Additionally, the airlines successfully launched modern terminals in Gode and Jinka, further expanding our commitment to modern infrastructure.

Ethiopian Airlines is set to unveil the Wako Gutu Airport Terminal in Bale Robe soon, a town in the south-central Oromia Region of Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is one of the fastest-growing airline brands globally and the continent’s largest airline brand.

In its seventy-eight years of successful operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivaled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger and cargo network, operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.


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