Services will run every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, departing the Ethiopian capital’s Bole International Airport at 0040 and arriving in Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 1845. The return flight will then leave at 2200, getting back into Addis Ababa at 0630 the following day.
Ethiopian will operate the route using a two-class Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 24 seats in business class and 211 in economy class.
“We are very happy to start this historic flight to the capital of Philippines,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines. “Manila will be our strategic point of access to the Southeast Asian neighbouring countries by availing excellent connectivity options.
“Our flights to Manila will also greatly contribute to the strengthening of trade, investment and tourism ties between the booming African continent and the highly developed, innovative and business-friendly states of Asia.”
Manila will become the 88th international destination in Ethiopian’s network.