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Ethiopian to Launch Flight Services to Marseille

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30th Apr 2019 | Elizabeth Sasu

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has finalized all preparations to launch a thrice-weekly flight to Marseille, France as of July 02, 2019.

Marseille is the second-largest city of France and the main city of the historical province.

The flight to Marseille will be dispatched as per the schedule below:

Flight Number Frequency Departure 


Departure time Arrival Airport Arrival 


Sub fleet
ET  0734 TUE, THU, FRI ADD 23:45 MRS 05:45 ET  787
ET  0735 WED,FRI,SAT MRS 23:05 ADD 06:35 ET  787






Regarding the upcoming services, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “It gives us great pleasure to launch flights to Marseille, connecting France’s second largest city to the over 60 African destinations we serve, through our hub Addis Ababa.

We’ve been flying to Paris since 1971, more than 48 years, so we are not new to the market in France. But we are very happy to expand our services closer to the customer in Marseille now. The connectivity we are establishing between Europe and Africa is facilitating trade, investment, tourism and people-to-people ties.”

As we forge ahead on the path of growth and success as envisioned in Vision 2025, we will keep on opening new routes to all corners of the world bringing Africa ever closer to the rest of the world.”

Marseille marks Ethiopian’s 20th destination in Europe. Ethiopian is currently serving 120 international destinations across five continents with young aircraft with an average fleet age of five years. It will also bring the number of passenger flights the airline operates to European cities to 61 per week.


About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 119 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years.

In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Six business centres: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

Source: gh-aviation

Written by: Adwoa Sasu

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