Ethiopian to add Antananarivo to network

Africa’s most profitable airline, Ethiopian Airlines has concluded plans to add Antananarivo, Madagascar to its network as of 28 March 2017.


Madagascar is expected to join the ever expanding Ethiopian network of 95 worldwide destinations.

Antananarivo is the capital and the largest city of Madagascar. The island nation is known as a “biodiversity hot-spot” as over 90 per cent of its wildlife is found nowhere else on earth. Madagascar is home to lush rainforests and is famous for its curious lemurs.


The carrier said Ethiopian’s new nonstop flight would operate three times weekly to and from Ethiopian’s hub at Addis Ababa, where passengers can connect to and from cities throughout the world, including Washington, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, Beirut, Jeddah, Cairo, Dubai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing.

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Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, Ethiopian, as a flagship carrier of Africa, is pleased to add Madagascar to its wide route network, adding that having started serving Africa seven decades ago with its motto “Bringing Africa Closer”, they are now continually enhancing our services and working to “Connect Africa to the World”.

Hiw words, “As air connectivity is an essential cause and driver of a nation’s socio-economic integration, our new service will certainly contribute for a growing business and bilateral cooperation with other sisterly African cities.”

“Moreover, travelers from Madagascar will be seamlessly connected with Ethiopian ever-expanding network across five continents. I would like to thank all who made this route possible.”

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About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.


Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 95 international destinations across five continents.

Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

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Wole Shadare