Ethiopian plans flights to Tokyo

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Ethiopian Airlines has finalised preparations for a new service to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport in Japan, commencing the 20th of April, in codeshare partnership with fellow Star Alliance member All Nippon Airways.

The three-times-a-week flight, the only direct connection between East Africa and Japan, will be operated through Hong Kong with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft

Flight ET672 will depart Addis Ababa on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 22h15 and arrive the following day at 19h30. The return flight, ET673, will leave Tokyo at 20h45 and land in Ethiopia at 06h00.

In other news, the airline has expanded its codeshare with Air India. According to eTurboNews, Ethiopian, which operates daily flights to the Indian cities of Mumbai and New Delhi in codeshare with Air India, has expanded the agreement to include African points on the Ethiopian-operated network through its main hub in Addis Ababa, such as Kigali (Rwanda), Entebbe (Uganda), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Nairobi (Kenya), and on Air India’s domestic routes beyond Mumbai and New Delhi with the inclusion of Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.