Ethiopian Airlines Starting Four Weekly Flights Between Addis Ababa and Karachi From May 8

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Re: Ethiopian Airlines Starting Four Weekly Flights Between Addis Ababa and Karachi From May 1

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From May 1, Ethiopian Airlines starting four weekly flights between Addis Ababa and Karachi with Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Route: Addis Ababa to Karachi
Flight Number: ET0694
Days of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Aircraft Type: Boeing 737 MAX 8
Departure from Addis Ababa: 9:45 PM
Arrival in Karachi: 5:05 AM
Flight Duration: 5 hours & 20 minutes

Route: Karachi to Addis Ababa
Flight Number: ET0695
Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Aircraft Type: Boeing 737 MAX 8
Departure from Karachi: 5:55 AM
Arrival in Addis Ababa: 8:55 AM
Flight Duration: 5 hours

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Ethiopian Airlines to start direct flight to Karachi

Addis Ababa, 09 March 2023


Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operating carrier in Africa, has finalized preparations to launch direct flights to Karachi, Pakistan as of 01 May 2023. Ethiopian first served Karachi from July 1966 to December 1971, and resumed the service from June 1993 until July 2004.

The upcoming flight will be operated four times a week per the below schedule:

Flight number: ET0694
Frequency: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Departure Airport: ADD
Departure Time: 21:45
Arrival Airport: KHI
Arrival Time: 05:05

Flight number: ET0695
Frequency: Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
Departure Airport: KHI
Departure Time: 05:55
Arrival Airport: ADD
Arrival Time: 08:55

Commenting on the resumption of services to Karachi, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “We are excited to return to Karachi nearly two decades after we last served the city. As the most populous city in Pakistan, Karachi will be a crucial gateway to Pakistan and the wider South Asia region. As the only flight connecting Pakistan with Africa, the planned service to Karachi will have significant contribution in strengthening the diplomatic and economic relations between the two regions. It will also offer convenient air connectivity to the growing number of Pakistani investors in Africa as well as tourists.”

Karachi will be the 37th destination of Ethiopian Airlines in Asia. Currently, Ethiopian is serving more than 145 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy-six plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. In addition to its main hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it is also pursuing its multi-hub strategy through a hub in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 145 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate most of these aircraft. Having achieved its strategic plan (Vision 2025) ahead of time, Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2035 that will see it become one of the top 20 most competitive and leading aviation group in the world by providing safe, secured, market driven and customer focused Passenger and Cargo Transport and Logistics Services, Aviation Training, Airport Management and Ground Services, MRO and Aerospace Manufacturing and Travel and Tourism Services. As a multi-award-winning airline, Ethiopian has been winning various coveted awards including Skytrax’s ‘Best Airline in Africa Award’ for five consecutive years. The airline has been a Star Alliance member since 2011, and has been registering more than threefold growth in the past 10 years. For additional information, please visit www.ethiopianairlines.com

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Pleased Karachi gets a service from a mainline carrier. With good marketing, this could succeed especially with connections to South Africa and Kenya.

Given the blocked funds fiasco right now, it’s brave step for this airline.
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Mazar-e-Quaid representing Karachi appearing on Ethiopian Airlines website - https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/. The airline is starting four weekly flights between Addis Ababa and Karachi from May 1, 2023.

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Ethiopian Airlines has finalized plan to start four weekly flights between Addis Ababa and Karachi from May 8.

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Funny how more and more airlines are operating to Karachi, whereas Pakistani carriers are living in the dilemma that most of the traffic comes from Northern areas. PIA in particular neglected Karachi's market a lot. KHI-LHR used to be a successful route for PIA in the 90's, but now it can't even fill up one 777 weekly flight ( pre ban).
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But the arrival and departure times of these flights are so odd that it would not be possible for passengers to transit to other cities in Africa or Europe as one would have to wait at least 14-20 hours at ADD. Note that Ethiopian Airlines has an extensive network and all the flights to Europe or Africa depart or arrive at around same hours.But the arrival of Karachi flight into ADD and departure from ADD is quite odd and do not allow for transit flights. I don’t know if this route would be able to attract adequate point-to-point passengers for it to be successful.
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Routes online has an article about the new route for those interested.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... ght=Lahore
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Islamabad

8th May 2023


Ethiopian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Misganu Arega, is leading an official delegation to Pakistan from 9th May to 11th May 2023. The delegation comprises Ministers of State for Science & Innovation and Trade & Regional Integration, and members of the business community.

Highlights of the visit include the opening of the Embassy of Ethiopia in Islamabad and the inauguration of direct flights between Karachi and Addis Ababa by Ethiopian Airlines.

The Ethiopian MoS for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar, are scheduled to inaugurate the opening of the Embassy of Ethiopia in Islamabad. The Chief Minister of Sindh and the Ethiopian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs will inaugurate the direct flight operations by Ethiopian Airlines.

During the visit, the two sides will discuss a range of bilateral issues of mutual interest, with a focus on trade and cooperation in science and technology.

The visit of the Ethiopian delegation is expected to provide fresh impetus to the friendly relations between Ethiopia and Pakistan.

https://mofa.gov.pk/curtain-raiser-ethi ... -pakistan/
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Ceremony arranged in Addis Ababa to celebrate the launch of Ethiopian Airlines flights to Karachi.

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Any idea whether there be a water salute to commemorate the Inaugural flight?
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On May 8, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (aircraft registration ET-AZO) departed from Addis Ababa as airline's inaugural flight ET694 to Karachi.

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Cake cutting ceremony arranged aboard the aircraft.

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Passengers aboard the aircraft.

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On May 9, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (aircraft registration ET-AZO) arrived in Karachi at 5:04 AM as airline's inaugural flight ET694 from Addis Ababa. Flight completed in 4 hours & 27 minutes. The aircraft had departed from Addis Ababa at 10:37 PM on May 8.

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Traditional water cannon salute given by Pakistan CAA fire tenders to Ethiopian Airlines inaugural flight from Addis Ababa at Karachi Airport.

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Aircraft served by Menzies RAS.

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A delegation led by Ethiopian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Misganu Arega received by Chief Minister SIndh Murad Ali Shah at Karachi Airport.

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On May 9, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (aircraft registration ET-AZO) departed from Karachi at 6:36 AM as airline's inaugural flight ET695 to Addis Ababa.

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In the past, Ethiopian Airlines operated flights to/from Pakistan from:

1966 to 1971
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1994 to 2004

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Any idea of the load factors on this flight?
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On May 9, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 arrived in Karachi as airline's inaugural flight ET694 from Addis Ababa with 110 passengers, according to news reports.

On May 9, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (aircraft registration ET-AZO) arrived in Addis Ababa at 9:20 AM as airline's inaugural flight ET695 from Karachi. Flight completed in 4 hours & 44 minutes. The aircraft had departed from Karachi at 6:36 AM.

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