Ethiopian Airlines to start new service to Marseille

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Photo: © John Taggart

Ethiopian Airlines has selected Marseille as its latest destination in Europe. The new service between Addis Ababa and the second largest city in France, with a one hour stop in Milan Malpensa, will be operated by Boeing 787 jets and offered three times per week, starting on July 2, 2019.

It gives us great pleasure to launch flights to Marseille, connecting France’s second largest city to the over 60 African destinations we serve, through our hub Addis Ababa. […] The connectivity we are establishing between Europe and Africa is facilitating trade investment, tourism and people-to-people ties. […] We will keep on opening new routes to all corners of the world bringing Africa ever closer to the rest of the world.Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines

With the addition of Marseille, the flag-carrier of Ethiopia will operate a total of 60 flights per week between Africa and Europe. In addition to Paris, where the airline already flies to since 1971, Marseille is Ethiopian Airlines’ second destination in France. Other destinations in Europe include London, Brussels and Frankfurt.

The Star Alliance member operates a wide-body fleet consisting of Airbus A350-900, Boeing 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner (both 787-8 and 787-9) jets. Its short haul fleet consists of Boeing 737 and smaller Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines was founded in 1945 and is fully owned by the government. Since 2011, the airline is a member of the Star Alliance.