Ethiopian Airlines will introduce three weekly flights to Gatwick, starting on November 21. This will mark Gatwick's first direct connection with the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, since 2006.
Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer, London Gatwick said: “We look forward to welcoming Ethiopian Airlines to London Gatwick. This 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 airline seeks to bolster its presence in London using its modern A350-900 XWB aircraft.
Flight ET718, the new nonstop service, will depart Addis Ababa at 00h15 and arrive in Gatwick at 05h15 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The return flight, ET719, will depart Gatwick on the same days at 10h10, arriving in Addis Ababa at 20h40.