By Ogova Ondefo
Published August 31, 2012
Ethiopian Airlines, that was the second country in the world after Japan to take delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in August 2012, is on October 31, 2012 commencing scheduled three times-a-week flights to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, via Bangkok, Thailand.
Kuala Lumpur is renowned for its tourist attractions such as the Batu Caves, Menara Tower, the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the Islamic arts museum, the Thean Hou Temple, Dewan Filharmonik, Kulala Lumpur Bird Park, Butterfly Parks, aquariums and the historic Malacca. It is also the economic and financial heart of Malaysia, one of the most dynamic economies in South East Asia.
Ethiopian becomes the first eastern African airline to fly to Kuala Lumpur, connecting Africa to the Asia region and in turn strengthening the tourism and trade ties between Africa and Asia.
Convenient connections will be available to and from major African cities such as Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos, Accra, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Harare and Khartoum. As part of its launch package, Ethiopian will have a promotional fare on its Addis Ababa-Kuala Lumpur route.
Kuala Lumpur will be Ethiopian’s 70th international destination and 18th in the Middle East and Asia.
Meanwhile, Ethiopian will from September 20, 2012 operate to Washington, D.C., USA, with its new Africa’s first Boeing 787 aircraft and a promotional fare starting from US$787.00 is available for passengers originating from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Alongside Kenya Airways, South African Airways and Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines is one of Africa’s leading airlines. It is also one of the fastest growing airlines in Africa.