Ethiopian Airlines will increase its flight frequency to Oslo starting June 25 and will start flying daily to the Norwegian capital from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Avinor Group, the Norwegian company that controls 44 state-owned airports along with Oslo airport, made the announcement.
Mussie Fitehamlak, Ethiopian's country manager in Norway, said the daily flight will give Norwegian passengers daily access to Africa’s biggest airline. The schedule of the Oslo route is set to fit well with Ethiopian's other connections to Africa so far as arrivals and departures from Addis go, Mr. Mussie added.
Jasper Spruit, Avinor Traffic Development Director, for his part, said the route to Addis “is a profitable route that has become very popular among Norwegian passengers.” Addis Ababa is a major international hub in Africa, with excellent connections to other destinations, he noted.
The Oslo-Addis Ababa route will depart from Oslo at 18:45 and arrive in Addis at 05:30 the following morning every day, Avinor disclosed. The flight that departs from Oslo is scheduled to leave at 23:40 and arrive in Oslo at 8:45 the following morning.
Ethiopian Airlines launched flight services to Oslo on 27 March 2017.
Sources: ENA, Routes Online