Ethiopian to Resume Flights to Asmera Next Week, in Two Decades 

The Ethiopian Airlines is to resume commercial flights to Asmera, which will be the first in two decades. The decision  appears to come after a high level Ethiopian delegation led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) visited Asmera in a positive gesture to signal peace accord and normalization.

About 174 people have already booked for air tickets to travel Asmera, on July 18, 2018.

For the first five days, close to 317 people had booked tickets to travel to Asmera, while six Eritreans booked flights to travel to Addis Abeba, Ethiopia on the first flight. The first flight is scheduled to be with Boeing 787, but, the subsequent trips will be with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, according to people familiar with the planning.

The Airlines has mounted the bookings since early morning, however, the fair was disclosed late in the afternoon. For a roundtrip, the Airline sets a price of 8,944 Br; and, 11,059 Br for a one-way trip. The prices include base fair, tax fee and charges.

A flight from Addis Abeba to Asmera takes an hour and 10 minutes.

The commercial flight restoration comes into the scene after two decades of interruption. Ethiopian is resuming the daily flights subsequent to the agreements reached between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and Isaias Afewerqi, president of Eritrea, earlier this week in Asmera.

Published on Jul 10,2018 [ Vol 19 ,No 950]



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