Ethiopian Airlines has announced to that it will start passenger flights to Bengaluru in India, effective from 27th October 2019. Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, dubbed ‘Silicon Valley of India’ as it serves as the center of technology and innovation.
According to a statement released by the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline, follows after flights to Bombay and Delhi as well as cargo service to Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.
CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said the new four weekly flights connect the important ICT hub city of Bengaluru to the ever-expanding Ethiopian network in addition to our twice daily flights each to the commercial city of Mumbai and the Capital New Delhi. “The addition of Bengaluru to our Indian network will give wider menu of choices to the fast-growing air travelers between India and Africa and beyond. The increasing flight frequencies and number of gateways in India will facilitate trade, investment and tourism to/from the Indian sub-continent.” he said.
The four weekly direct flights to Bengaluru will be as per the below schedule:
Flight number ET 0690 will fly to Bengaluru, weekly on Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun. Departing at 23:00, from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD), arriving at Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), at 8:00 on Sub Fleet ET 738.
Flight number ET 0691 will fly to Bengaluru, weekly on Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun. Departing at 2:30, from Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), arriving at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD), at 6:35 on Sub Fleet ET 738.
“The schedule is carefully designed to connect passengers efficiently through our global hub in Addis Ababa with short connections and will provide the fastest and the shortest connections between Bengaluru in southern India and more than 60 destinations in Africa and South America.” said GebreMariam.