Ethiopian Airlines Introduces First Flight from Africa to Tokyo
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa said it has started new services to Tokyo Narita International Airport from April 21, 2015, in codeshare partnership with fellow Star Alliance member, All Nippon Airways, Japan’s leading airline.
The thrice weekly flight, the only direct connection between Africa and Japan, will be operated through Hong Kong with the ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which offers customers the best on-board comfort with the biggest windows in the sky, high ceiling, less noise than any aircraft with less carbon footprint, and higher cabin humidity ideal for long haul travel.
The flight schedule in local times is as follows:
Flight No. Departure Days & Time Arrival Days & time ET672 ADD Mon, Wed, Fri 22:15 Tue, Thur, Sat 19:30 ET673 NRT Tue, Thur, Sat 20:45 Wed, Fri, Sun 06:00
Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Ato Tewolde Gebremariam, said: "As the only direct service between Africa and Japan, our flights to Narita will give our customers the best possible connectivity options and will be critical role in enabling greater people-to-people, investment, trade and tourism ties between a rising Africa, the second fastest growing region in the world, and a highly industrialized Japan, the third largest economy in the world."
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