Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has started five-weekly flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina, beginning from today, March 8, 2018, the airline announced in a statement.
The Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, said in the statement that, “We are glad to add Buenos Aires, our 6th gateway to the Americas, to our extensive global network. Our new flight to Buenos Aires will provide efficient connections to our network in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, including Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, Beirut, Nairobi, and Cairo.
“We are all the more happy that the flights will be launched on 8th March, International Women’s Day. To mark this important occasion and as part of our commitment of mainstreaming gender into our core business, we have made the inaugural flight on 8th March an All Women Operated Flight,” he said.
Buenos Aires is the world’s capital of Tango, home of centurion old buildings and a vibrant cultural scene. Argentina is one of the largest economies in Latin America and Buenos Aires is the 2nd largest city in South America with a population of over 13 million.
Currently, Ethiopia is registering rapid economic growth with strong emphasis on industrialization with the construction of industrial zones and the development of tourism in light of the truly unique natural, cultural and historical wealth of the country.
The statement added that, “As the national carrier, we are fast expanding our global footprint, currently covering over 100 international destinations across five continents, to support the country’s growth by facilitating its access to investors and tourists.”
Buenos Aires will become Ethiopian’s 6th destination in the Americas. The airline also services Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and São Paulo.