Ethiopian Airlines are offering reduced prices on tickets to a number of destinations in Africa, including Kenya, as it prepares to launch its first flights from Manchester next week.
Manchester is the second UK destination for Ethiopian Airlines, and flights will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from December 11, offering the northern city a connection to 61 destinations across Africa.
Flights will be operated by a two-class B787 Dreamliner aircraft, departing at 1805 and arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport at 0645, initially transiting via Brussels. Return flights depart Addis Ababa at 0045 and arrive in Manchester at 0720.
The promotion is running until December 15, 2018 and applies to flights between December 28, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Discounted return fares between Manchester and Nairobi are priced from £445 with all connecting via Brussels and the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
Commenting on the new routes, Manchester Airport CEO Andrew Cowan said:
“The introduction of this route underlines the critical role Manchester Airport plays in connecting the people and businesses of the North to the world’s most important markets.
“While we have served a number of African holiday destinations for many years, this service will provide vital connectivity to one of the continent’s most important hub airports.
“That will unlock dozens more destinations across Africa through Ethiopian Airlines’ unrivalled network, meaning the North will be better connected to this part of the world than ever before.”
Ethiopian’s UK Country Manager Michael Yohannes added:
“Along with the ten existing flights from Heathrow, inauguration of a four weekly Manchester service makes Africa even more accessible along with some excellent connectivity from and to UK regional airports in conjunction with FlyBe, particularly Glasgow and Edinburgh.
“Passengers can look forward to convenient onward connections from Addis Ababa and unparalleled comfort on-board our Boeing 787 Dreamliner along of course with our traditional Ethiopian hospitality.”