Ethiopian Airlines will launch regular flight operations between Karachi and Addis Ababa on May 2 in order to link South Asian countries with the remainder of Africa, according to a statement made on Tuesday by H.E. Jemal Beker Abdula, Ethiopia’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Pakistan.
Ethiopian Airlines to begin operations in Pakistan from May 02/2023 in which 4 flights will be operated between Addis Ababa and Karachi in a week. https://t.co/8qD5azwk0M
— Ambassador Jemal Beker (@JemalBeker1) March 31, 2023
Bole International Airport in Addis Abeba will serve as the departure point for the inaugural flight, which will arrive at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on May 2nd. To improve Ethiopia and Pakistani diplomatic and commercial relations, four flights per week would be operated.
The envoy noted that this initiative is a game changer for Pakistan, giving it direct market access to the entire continent of Africa, which he thinks would be a major turning point in Ethiopia-Pakistani bilateral relations. Ethiopian Airlines, which operates at over 130 foreign locations and is the largest airline in terms of income, profit, and fleet, was also praised for its exceptional services. Over the past ten years, it has developed into a genuinely pan-African airline.
The envoy claimed that since taking up his position, he has worked to strengthen institutional ties as well as boost inter- and intranational trade between the two nations. As part of this effort, the Ethiopian Embassy organised a prosperous business trip for Ethiopian companies from Pakistan.
The 100-person delegation’s recent trip to Ethiopia was crucial in strengthening institutional relations between the two countries. A number of memorandums of understanding and a sizable investment by Pakistan in Ethiopia were the outcomes of the historic trade journey.