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Ethiopian to restore full China capacity from start of March

Addis Ababa, January 10, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian Airlines will next month lift capacity on its China flights and restore frequencies to pre-pandemic levels from the start of March following the recent easing of Covid travel restrictions in the Asian country.

This will mark returning to the pre-COVID19 levels on March 01, 2023 following the lifting of restrictions by the Government of China.

As of February 06, 2023, Ethiopian Airlines will operate daily flights to Guangzhou while increasing its weekly flights to Beijing and Shanghai to four each and maintains the trice weekly operation to Chengdu.

Starting from March 01, 2023, the flights will surge back to the pre-COVID19 levels with daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai as well as ten and four weekly flights to Guangzhou and Chengdu respectively.

The Airline, according to TIMES AEROSPACE’s report, will operate a total of 28 weekly passenger flights to China when the services are fully restored.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mesfin Tasew, said: “We are glad that we are ramping up the frequencies of our flights to Chinese cities thanks to the easing of flight restrictions by the Government of China.”

“China is one of the largest markets for Ethiopian Airlines outside Africa, and the increase in flight frequencies will help revive the trade, investment, cultural and bilateral cooperation between Africa and China in the post-COVID era”, the CEO added.

“Thanks to our large network across Africa, the increase in the number of flights to Chinese cities will bring Africa and China closer. We are keen to further expand our service to China going forward”, he further added.

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