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Oslo intensifies African connections

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Ethiopian Airlines launched flights to Norway
Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines launched flights to Oslo Airport this week, allowing the Nordic airport to add Addis Ababa to its route network.
The five times weekly service on the 6,133-kilometre journey is flown with 270-seat, two-class Boeing 787s.
Ethiopian Airlines has launched flights to three new destinations in three days on March 26-28 – to Victoria Falls and Antananarivo as well as Oslo.
Airport operator Avinor says that the arrival of this latest carrier will further enhance Oslo’s Star Alliance position, as “the service will link two large Star Alliance hubs together offering connectivity at both ends”.
Providing connections to 95 international destinations across five continents, Ethiopian Airlines’ new route will also make Oslo’s 50-plus destinations across the Nordic and Baltic countries available to African travellers.
Facing no direct competition on the route, Ethiopian will be adding Oslo’s third connection to Africa this summer, joining existing links to Marrakech and Sharm El Sheikh.
“With Africa’s economic boom and its growing trade, investment, business and tourism ties with Europe in general, and Norway in particular, Ethiopian is pleased to provide the essential air connectivity that will serve as the engine for the continued growth of these relations,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airlines’ group CEO.
“In addition to serving the growing travel needs between Oslo and Africa, we will be able to offer efficient connections between Africa and Central and Eastern Europe in cooperation with our Star Alliance partners.”
TTG Nordic

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