Ethiopian Airlines has officially launched night flight operations in a bid to offer convenient options and connections to its customers. The launch marks the commencement of four (4) times weekly night flight operations to Accra – Ghana.
In her remarks, the Managing Director, Mrs. Pamela Djamson- Tettey commended the management of Ethiopian Airlines for introducing the new night flight service. She indicated that the new evening service would undoubtedly offer more connectivity options for travellers in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. She further expressed the hope that the new service would provide the needed competition and offer travellers affordable fares.
‘’As Operators and Managers of Kotoka International Airport, Ghana Airports Company Limited is delighted and encouraged by this development,’’ she added.
The Managing Director said GACL would continue to provide the needed facilities and services for a pleasant travel experience, in line with its mission of providing world-class facilities and services for the benefit of stakeholders.
‘’We appreciate the role of our stakeholders in the realization of our vision, which ties the broader vision of government for the aviation industry,’’ she said. She expressed the belief that together, they could achieve the vision of positioning Ghana as the Preferred Aviation Hub and Leader in Airport Business in West Africa.
Mrs. Djamson-Tettey assured Management of Ethiopian Airlines that GACL would provide them with the needed support for a smooth facilitation. Commended the Management of Ethiopian Airlines for introducing the night flights.
The Area Manager of Ethiopian Airlines for Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Liberia in her remarks, said the four additional night flights would further make Ghana the most connected country in the West Africa sub-region and boost trade and tourism.
She further indicated that thickening Ethiopian Airlines capacity in Ghana with additional frequency is also a continuation of the same commitment to better serve the Ghanaian travelling public.
In a speech read on his behalf by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Frederick Obeng Adom, Honorable Kweku Ofori Asiamah bemoaned the unpleasant narrative of air connectivity in Africa where passengers travel between continents just to connect to neighboring countries. He was however optimistic that the introduction of additional frequencies by Ethiopian Airlines was a good step in bridging the gap.
The introduction of the new night flights complements the Airlines’ daily flights from Addis Ababa to Accra, making it the largest operator by frequency (11 times per week) servicing Kotoka International Airport.