Ethiopian Airlines has concluded plans to resume flight services on Singapore route, beginning from June 1, 2017.
The operation, using its ultra-modern Boeing 787, is enhanced by partnership with Singapore Tourism Board (STB), to boost traffic and sustain the airline’s operations.
The carrier, at a road show in Lagos, hosted by Ethiopian Airlines (ET), STB and Changi Airport, said operations into the Far East would benefit its teeming Nigerians customers.
General Manager (Nigeria), Ethiopian Airlines, Solomon Begashaw said their direct and non- stop flights will serve the growing traffic between Africa and Singapore, giving the best possible connectivity options to passengers travelling between most points in Asia and Africa, in partnership with fellow Star member, Singapore Airlines.
Begashaw said: “Moreover, our customers can now enjoy the ultimate travel experience on board Ethiopian Dreamliner; unparalleled comfort with less noise, biggest windows in the sky, higher ceiling, unique lighting and higher humidity”.
Ethiopian flights to Singapore will also greatly contribute to the strengthening of trade, investment, and tourism ties between a booming Africa and a highly developed, innovative, and business-friendly Singapore.
Begashaw disclosed that by 2025, ET would be having 120 destinations it flies to, adding that this is the driving force which fuelled massive plane orders and also working on the human capital management which they have started.
Area Director, Middle East and Africa International Group Singapore Tourism Board, Mohamed Firhan Abdul-Salam stated that Singapore is a very welcoming country.
Abdul-Salam said: “I don’t think people coming to Singapore face any challenges. Moving around in Singapore is very easy. You can move around in public transport or in your own vehicle. People are friendly. I have not heard of a lot of people having obstacles, challenges once you are in Singapore. I don’t foresee Nigerians having problem when you are in Singapore while you are enjoying your holiday.
“Ethiopian now that they are flying directly, we have interest to help them sustain their flights, to fill their seats to Singapore and help to bring visitors to Singapore. As Singapore tourism board, our mandate is to promote tourism into our country,” he said.