Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has finalized preparations to resume daily flights to Asmara, Eritrea on 17 July 2018 with the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, the Boeing 787. This follows agreements reached in Asmara between the country’s prime minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and President Isaias Afewerki of the State of Eritrea.
Regarding the resumption of flights to Eritrea’s capital, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam said:
“With the opening of a new chapter of peace and friendship between the two sisterly countries. The resumption of air links will play a critical role in boosting the overall political, economic, trade and peopleto-people ties between the two sisterly countries. Very quickly, we plan to operate multiple daily service and to start cargo flights in view of the huge market potential between the two countries.”
Asmara is the capital and the largest city of Eritrea and is situated in Eritrea’s central Maekel Region. It is home to the Eritrean National Museum and is known for its early 20th-century buildings including the Art Deco Cinema Impero, one of the world’s finest examples of Art Déco style building, Cubist Africa Pension, eclectic Orthodox Cathedral and former Opera House, the futurist Fiat Tagliero Building, the neo-Romanesque Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, neoclassical Governor’s Palace and much more.