Ethiopian Airlines to resume its service to Conakry

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Ethiopian Airlines has finalised its preparations to resume its services to Conakry from February 1, 2017.

Conakry, which is the capital of The Republic of Guinea and a port city on the Atlantic Ocean, is serving as the country’s economic, financial and cultural centre. Guinea is a major producer of bauxite and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold.

Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide our customers a new choice of fast and efficient connectivity via our Addis Ababa gateway to and from our global network together with a multiple award winning customer service and care. Charting a route that joins Africa, East to West and North to South, Ethiopian is greatly contributing to the economic, tourism, and trade development of the African continent. We are proud to add Conakry among our West African destinations and further deepen our African route network. Conakry will be our 54th African and 96th international destination.”

The airline would operate its service five times week, with flights from Addis Ababa to Conakry via Abidjan on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While it would operate flights from Conakry to Addis Ababa via Abidjan on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Ethiopian, with this flight, joins partner ASKY Airlines at Conakry. Passengers in Conakry can at present connect to major cities in West Africa and the Americas via ASKY’s hub at Lomé, including Lagos, Douala, Libreville, Cotonou, Kinshasa, Brazzaville, São Paulo and New York. With Ethiopian’s entry into the Conakry market, passengers would also be able to connect to major cities in Asia, the Middle East and East and Southern Africa via Ethiopian’s hub at Addis Ababa, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beirut, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Dubai, Mumbai, Johannesburg and Nairobi. Passengers travelling either Ethiopian Airlines or ASKY Airlines would be able to earn free trips by accumulating miles on Ethiopian’s frequent flyer program, ShebaMiles.