As of March 27, 2022, Ethiopian Airlines resumed thrice-weekly passenger flights to Bengaluru (BLG), in southern India after it halted operations for two years due to the pandemic.
The nonstop service between Bengaluru and Addis Ababa will be served using the Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
The capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, Bengaluru is dubbed the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ and serves as the center of technology and innovation.
Commenting on the resumption of services, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mesfin Tasew remarked, “we are glad to have resumed flights to the commercial capital of India and we will be committed in serving our customers with our high quality services. Ethiopian Airlines is a significant player in connecting India and Africa and beyond. The recommencement of flights connects the important ICT hub of Bengaluru to the ever-expanding Ethiopian network in addition to our flights to the Capital New Delhi and Mumbai. The flights will also complement our existing freighter and passenger flight services to other key destinations in India.
“The addition of Bengaluru to our network is vital in meeting the demands of the fast-growing air travelers between India and Africa.”
Currently, Ethiopian operates passenger flights to Mumbai and Delhi as well as cargo service to Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.
Ethiopian operated its first flight services to Bengaluru in October 2019.
The flight schedule is as follows:
Meanwhile, the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) announced on April 11, the return of the Boeing 737 MAX back to Ethiopian airspace. The 737 MAX aircraft was grounded on March 15, 2019, following the fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302.
The civil aviation authority conducted a rigorous and careful inspection of the alterations made to the design of the airplane as well as the regulation put into practice.