Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest network operating carrier, has announced that it will be launching direct flights to Karachi, Pakistan starting May 1, 2023.
The airline has previously served Karachi twice, from July 1966 to December 1971 and from June 1993 to July 2004. This upcoming flight will be operated four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
The resumption of services to Karachi is expected to strengthen diplomatic and economic relations between Africa and the South Asia region, as well as offer convenient air connectivity to the growing number of Pakistani investors in Africa and tourists. The planned service to Karachi will also be the only flight connecting Pakistan with Africa.
The addition of Karachi to Ethiopian Airlines’ route network will bring the airline’s total number of destinations in Asia to 37. Currently, Ethiopian Airlines serves more than 145 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations.
The upcoming flight will be operated four times a week per the below schedule:
|Flight number||Frequency||Departure Airport||Departure Time||Arrival Airport||Arrival Time|
|ET 0694||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun||ADD||21:45||KHI||05:05|
|ET 0695||Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat||KHI||05:55||ADD||08:55|
Meanwhile, on March 8, 2023, Ethiopian Airlines marked International Women’s Day by operating an all-women flight from Addis Ababa to Zanzibar, Tanzania.
The flight was a testament to the airline’s commitment to promoting gender equality and empowering women in the aviation industry. The initiative was part of Ethiopian Airlines’ ongoing efforts to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality in the aviation industry.
The flight was crewed entirely by women, from the pilots and flight attendants to the ground crew and air traffic controllers. This marked the first time that an all-women crew had flown a commercial airline flight to Zanzibar. The flight was also supported by women in other areas, such as airport operations, flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, on-board logistics, safety and security, and catering.
The all-women flight initiative has become an annual tradition for Ethiopian Airlines, highlighting the important role that women play in the aviation industry. The flight to Zanzibar also featured special touches to celebrate International Women’s Day, such as a special menu created by women chefs and in-flight entertainment showcasing films and documentaries highlighting women’s achievements.
— Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) March 8, 2023