Ethiopian Airlines — Africa's Leading Air Carrier — launched a new flight to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The first plane took off on this route on 30 October. The schedule includes four weekly flights to Bulawayo. This is Zimbabwe's third destination after Harare and Victoria Falls, and the third new destination to open since the pandemic. This brings the total number of Ethiopian routes worldwide to 131. The new flight will be operated by a Boeing 787 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Bulawayo, known as the “City of Kings”, has a rich culture and history . This is — the second city of Zimbabwe after the capital Harare with the second largest airport in the country. Suitable geographic location, road infrastructure and hotel business have made Bulawayo a center of tourism. The city hosts international trade fairs, which attract tourists and business travelers from all over the world.
However, the local airport is clearly underloaded — only a few carriers fly to Bulawayo. Flights “Ethiopian” open up additional connections at competitive rates for residents of the entire South African region and international tourists.
As a reminder, Ethiopian Airlines operate regular flights to Addis Ababa from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport. Travel time 8 hours.