Flydubai debuts route to Addis Ababa
Dubai, April 27, 2011
Flydubai, a Dubai-based low-cost airline, has inaugurated its service to Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa, marking its seventh route to Africa.
“The sky is the limit for Africa - it has emerged into a dynamic global force over the past decade and the increase in the number of our routes is testament to the trade, cultural and political links that exists between the Middle East and Africa,” said Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai.
“As one of the gateway cities into the rest of the continent, Addis Ababa is representative of the industry, energy and ambition that characterizes the region and we look forward to supporting the African tourism industry and larger economy with our new route," he added.
Flydubai will fly three times a week between Dubai and Bole International Airport of Addis Ababa.
Other destinations in flydubai’s Africa network include Djibouti, Alexandria, Sohag, Luxor, Port Sudan and Khartoum.
Ethiopia’s strong trade links to the UAE currently rest on the import–export of agricultural produce and oil, but with the diversification of both economies, more partnerships are expected to come into play, promoting travel between the two nations, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service