Ethiopian Airlines Resumes Flights Service to Axum City

Ethiopian Airlines has resumed its daily passenger flight services to the city of Axum, Tigray as of Today June 9, 2024.

Flights were stopped due to the destruction of the airport during the war in the north that ended in Nov 2022.

The airlines reinstated reinstate the daily flights following the completion of extensive maintenance work on both the airfield and terminal facilities.

The maintenance project was carried out with a contract amount of 290 million Birr, per the airlines.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said: “We are truly pleased for reinstating our flights to Axum, a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its cultural significance.”

The city is home to the ancient Axumite Kingdom, and it is a significant symbol of Ethiopia as an origin to one of the oldest civilizations.

Top officials of the Tigray regional administration and airlines celebrated the flight resumption Sunday.

“Our return to Axum with a daily service after the massive investment on airport facility maintenance is a testament to our commitment to boost air transportation services in the country,” Group CEO said.

Ethiopian Airlines currently serves more than 20 domestic destinations. “As a national carrier, we are determined to invest in and improve our flight offerings nationwide,” Mesfin added.

The airlines recently reopened the Addis Ababa Bole Domestic Terminal after a renovation and expansion project. The $50 million project helped Ethiopian significantly enhance the air travel experience within the country.

Its inauguration follows the launch of two other modern terminals in Gode and Jinka cities. The airlines is now preparing to unveil the Wako Gutu Airport Terminal in Bale Robe soon, a town in south-central Oromia Region.

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