ETHIOPIAN Airlines is set to operate a direct flight to Jakarta, a move expected to boost trade between Africa and Indonesia.
According to Ethiopian Airlines President Director Tewolde Gebremariam said soon after we have finalized its regulation, we will start operating a direct flight to Jakarta. Taking into account the fact that Indonesia is a promising and potential market, I expressed optimism about prospects of operating a direct flight.
“By operating a direct flight, business agents and tourists, particularly those from Indonesia, will have easy access to African countries, now that Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is a flight hub in Africa,” he said.
He also pointed out that hence, Indonesian tourists will be able to land in Addis Ababa aboard a direct flight. Addis Ababa connects 58 destinations in Africa. The airline company is awaiting a time slot to start a direct flight to Jakarta.
"We have secured a permit and will seek a time slot, which is important. To date, Ethiopian Airlines has served direct flights to Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and India,” he stated. [antaranews]