Ethiopian Airlines will launch new flights to Kisangani and Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from March 2018.
The DRC is among the most resource-rich countries on the planet with an abundance of gold, tantalum, tungsten and tin. Flights will run from Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to Addis Adaba,Kisangani and Mbuji Mayi.
Ethiopian Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, said the airline was delighted to include Mbuji-Mayi and Kisangani to their extending global and African network. "This will also increase our gateways in the Democratic Republic of Congo to five which includes Kinshasa, Goma and Lubumbashi. Our flights to Mbuji-Mayi and Kisangani will enable travellers from and to these two economically important cities to enjoy convenient and seamless connectivity to our global network of over 100 international destinations stretching across 5 continents in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
"We thank the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the support extended to us for the launch of the new flights," said GebreMariam.
Ethiopian is expanding its global network with a plan to 10 new destinations in just 6 months of 2018.