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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES RESUMES DAILY FLIGHTS TO HISTORIC AXUM

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa, has proudly reinstated its daily passenger flights to the ancient city of Axum, starting today, June 9, 2024. This resumption follows the successful completion of extensive maintenance work on the airfield and terminal facilities, with an investment of 290 million Ethiopian Birr (ETB).

The renewed service underscores Ethiopian Airlines’ commitment to connecting travelers to the rich cultural heritage of Axum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its historical significance. “We are truly pleased to reinstate our flights to Axum,” said Mesfin Tasew, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group. “Our return to Axum with daily services after a significant investment in airport maintenance reflects our dedication to enhancing air transportation services in the country. As a national carrier, we are determined to invest in and improve our flight offerings nationwide.”


Axum, home to the ancient Axumite Kingdom, is a vital symbol of Ethiopia’s rich history as one of the oldest civilizations. Ethiopian Airlines currently serves 20 domestic destinations, and the resumption of flights to Axum is part of the airline’s broader strategy to expand its domestic reach and improve service quality. This strategy includes significant investments in aviation infrastructure across the country.


Recently, Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated the transformed Addis Ababa Bole Domestic Terminal, a $50 million project that significantly enhances the travel experience within Ethiopia. Additionally, modern terminals have been launched in Gode and Jinka, further showcasing the airline’s commitment to modern infrastructure. The Wako Gutu Airport Terminal in Bale Robe, south-central Oromia Region, is also set to be unveiled soon.


Ethiopian Airlines, a Star Alliance member since 2011, has achieved more than threefold growth over the past decade, continuing to lead in the African aviation sector. The reinstatement of flights to Axum marks another milestone in the airline’s mission to connect and modernize Ethiopia’s air travel infrastructure.

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