Ethiopian Airlines launches flights to Ndola as its second regional destination this month - TravelhouseUK
Boeing 737's to service the route directly three times a week, making it the airline's 2nd destination in Zambia.
(PRWEB UK) 30 April 2013
TravelhouseUK offers bargain deals to Africa for its travelling community based in the UK. According to reports published by Lusaka Times, Ethiopian Airlines initiated its flights to Ndola, Zambia on the 31st of March from Addis Ababa.
The flights will add on improved regional connectivity to Zambia and give Ndola a much needed increase of access serviced by an international air carrier. Direct flights will provide added convenience for potential travellers and booking under the same airline from London will also improve reliability of air travel to the concerning destination.
TravelhouseUK has edged for greater access to Africa's regional route network from the UK, and is thus is registered with numerous international airlines hailing in the region. Ethiopian Airlines counts among these air carriers, whose flights to Dakar, Bamako, Maputo, Brazzaville and Douala take off from London's Heathrow Airport on weekly frequencies.
The new route has been launched on the 31st of March, just a day ahead from the airline's launch of Blantyre as its destination in Malawi. The direct flights will be operated three times a week, and will land at Ndola Airport in northern Zambia. Ndola is the second destination in Zambia to be served by the airline after Lusaka, which is one of the most influential aviation centers in the region. Boeing 737s have been allocated for all new routes, which have a total passenger capacity varying between 146 and 118 seats depending upon the version of the airliner. The passenger cabins are configured between "Cloud Nine" business class and economy class categories respectively.
Ndola has stemmed its heritage of primary development from deposits of natural minerals, thus being the center of the Copperbelt province in Zambia. The city has sustained commercial value, while it has built upon industrial development in order to play a pivotal role for the national economy. The natural landscape is spread with rural settlement as well as uneven topography, while moderate-sized water bodies like lakes are also present in its outskirts.
Ethiopian airlines holds the spot for being the most expansive commercial aviation operator originating from Africa. Being the flag carrier of Ethiopia, the airline has its hub of operations at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. It has a separate directorate for cargo operations, while It qualified its membership in the global Star Alliance Network over the past few years. Currently it is consistent of an all Boeing fleet, including the latest model in its inventory, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline has held a firm footprint over sub-Saharan Africa, while its plans require it to aim for reaching every single destination in the continent.
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