Ethiopian to Start Flights to Seoul

May 7, 2013

South Korea

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it will commence scheduled four weekly flights to Incheon International Airport in Seoul, the Republic of South Korea effective 18 June 2013.

Seoul is the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world, after Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles. It is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Tongmyo Shrine and the Royal Tombs of Joseon Dynasty. The city is also known for a number of modern landmarks including Lotte World, the world’s largest indoor theme park, Moonlight Rainbow Fountain and many more attractions.

Mr Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian said: “With Africa’s economic boom and its growing trade, investment, business and tourism ties with Asia in general and South Korea in particular, Ethiopian is pleased to provide the essential air connectivity that will serve as the engine for the continued growth of these relations. With our Seoul flights, we will be able to offer easy and convenient connections thru our main hub in Addis Ababa to passengers travelling either for business or leisure between Africa and South Korea. As the national carrier of Ethiopia, we are also very happy to start these flights at a historical moment when Ethiopia and South Korea are celebrating the 50th year of the establishment of their diplomatic relations.”

With this new flight, Seoul will be connected to dozens of cities in Africa via Ethiopian main hub in Addis Ababa. Convenient connections will be available to and from major African cities such as Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos, Accra and Dar-es-Salaam.

Seoul will be Ethiopian 73rd international destination. The inclusion of Seoul into Ethiopian network is part of Ethiopian Vision 2025 of connecting Africa with the major world economic and financial hubs.