Ethiopian Airlines will increase its weekly passenger flights from five to six between Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) and Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN), effective October 28.
The airline currently operates the service on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with the additional service to be added on Wednesdays.
Ethiopian will deploy the Airbus A350-900 on the route when the additional Wednesday flights take effect.
The increase in the frequency follows fruitful discussions between the aeronautical authorities of Korea and Ethiopia.
“The additional flights are evidence of the two countries’ expanding socio-economic relations and the growing multi-faceted partnership between Korea and the whole continent of Africa,” the airline said in a press release.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mesfin Tasew, said: “Ethiopian is the only African carrier connecting Seoul to the continent and beyond, and the additional frequencies will be significant in fostering economic, cultural, and social interactions, providing more diverse and convenient connectivity options to travellers. As a pan-African carrier, it gives us pleasure to give additional flight options between Addis Ababa, the diplomatic capital of Africa, and Seoul, the rising hub of East Asia.”
The airline did not provide the flight schedule.