Ethiopian Airlines will from October 29, service Accra’s Kotoka International Airport with 14 flights per week and has subsequently announced the schedule for its ‘double daily’ flights.
The Addis Ababa-based airline’s schedule copied to AviationGhana.com shows that the Accra market will be serviced with a combination of Boeing 737, 767, 787, 777, and Airbus 359 (A350-900).
ET’s double daily flights will see it become the single largest foreign carrier servicing Accra, Ghana when the airline adds three (3) more scheduled flights to its existing 11 weekly flights between Addis Ababa and Accra, Ghana. Essentially the airline will operate seven afternoon flights, and seven evening/early morning flights.
The increase in flight frequency will also allow the airline to provide more travel options to passengers’ onboard sister airline, ASKY Airlines, which seeks to connect flights in Accra to various destinations in the world.
“Thus far, we have witnessed that our customers are pleased and enjoying these additional connectivity options. We are now augmenting that with three (3) more flights to bring our total weekly flights to 14. Our Ghanaian travellers will enjoy double daily connections from Accra to our more than 135 global destinations, including Gatwick, which will be rejoining our network as of November 21, 2023. With the increase in frequency, Ethiopian Airlines once again reaffirms its commitment to serve Ghana,” Mrs. Aniley Eshetu, Area Manager of Ethiopian Airlines-Ghana, Liberia Sierra Leone—told Aviationghana.com.
African aviation expert, Sean Mendis, believes that this indicates a strong trust in the Ghanaian travel market by airlines and a further endorsement that the West African country is doing something right.
“It [increase in frequency by BA and ET] is a huge vote of confidence for the Ghana market. In the case of ET, it makes Accra their only station in West Africa which is fed by all three of their main hub banks in Addis Ababa. That shows Accra is feeding a wide range of ET destinations and they are confident that it will continue to grow,” Mr. Mendis said.