Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Enugu, Nigeria – this is the new route Ethiopian flag carrier and Star Alliance member will introduce as of August 24, 2013.
Enugu is the capital of Enugu State in Nigeria. It is located in southeastern Nigeria. The city has a population of 722,664 according to the 2006 Nigerian census. The name Enugu is derived from the two Igbo words meaning “hill top” denoting the city’s hilly geography. The city was named after Enugwu Ngwo which coal was found under.
Industries in the city include the urban market and bottling industries. Enugu has become a preferred filming location for directors of the Nigerian movie industry, dubbed “Nollywood”. Enugu’s main airport is the Akanu Ibiam International Airport. The main educational establishment in the city is the Enugu campus of the University of Nigeria based in Nsukka, a town north of Enugu and in the same state.
Ethiopian Airlines will be the first international carrier to fly to Engu. Ethiopian will also increase its five weekly flights to Abuja to daily service.
Ethiopian will operate four times a week to Enugu, its 76th destination. Ethiopian Airlines is regarded as a Pan African airline, and is one of the oldest carriers flying to Nigeria since 1960. This had strengthening trade, cultural and tourism ties between Nigeria and the rest of the world.
Now, passengers from Enugu will have direct flight connections to many destinations in Africa, Middle East, Asia, South America and Europe with the youngest and modern fleet in the continent and enjoy the usual Ethiopian hospitality.
“Our flight to Enugu is another exciting step towards enhancing our commitment to the needs of our traveling publics. Nigeria has always been and continues to be one of our important destinations in West Africa. We are continually improving our products and services to meet our customers’ expectations. We thank the people and the government of Nigeria for their continued support in making this new service to Enugu possible,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
Passengers from our three gateways in Nigeria – Lagos, Abuja and Enugu – now have the opportunity to fly to destinations throughout the Ethiopian network, including Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Seoul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, London, Toronto, Beijing, Beirut, Dubai, Mumbai, and Nairobi.