Ethiopian Airlines, which claims to be the fastest-growing airline in Africa, is launching service to Blantyre in Malawi and Ndola in Zambia on March 31.
Blantyre is the commercial and industrial capital of Malawi. It will be Ethiopian Airlines’ 44th destination in Africa and the second in Malawi next to Lilongwe.
The airline will operate three round-trips a week between Blantyre’s Chileka International Airport (IATA code BLZ) and its hub at Bole International Airport (ADD), which serves Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.
Ndola, the third-largest city in Zambia, is the industrial and commercial center of the country’s Copperbelt Province. Ndola will be Ethiopian’s 45th African route point and the carrier’s 72nd international destination. It will also be its second destination in Zambia, after Lusaka.
The carrier will operate three round-trips a week between Addis Ababa and Ndola Airport (NLA).
“Ethiopian, as a flagship carrier of Africa, is pleased to add Blantyre and Ndola to its wide route network and to offer passengers to and from these cities the best possible connectivity through its Addis Ababa hub,” says Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.
According to the airline, passengers traveling to and from Blantyre and Ndola will be able to connect conveniently on Ethiopian Airlines to destinations such as Washington D.C., Toronto, London, Hong Kong, and Dubai, among others.