Ethiopian Airlines has concluded preparations for new flight links to Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province.
The carrier will launch the three weekly flights on 3 June 2017.
Chengdu is the seventh largest city in China and is the country’s western centre of logistics, commerce, science, and technology, as well as a hub of transportation, manufacturing, and communication.
Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “We are glad to launch services to Chengdu, our fifth gateway to The Republic of China. Since our first flight 43 years ago, China has been a key market and it is now the largest per country market in our system. Using the geocentric location advantage of our hub in Addis Ababa we are connecting China, the world’s second largest economy and Africa’s biggest trade and investment partner, with 52 cities in the continent of Africa.”
In addition to the three weekly flights to Chengdu, Ethiopian Airlines currently operates daily nonstop flights to Beijing, ten weekly nonstop flights to Guangzhou, and six weekly nonstop flights to Hong Kong.