Soon you can fly directly from Oslo to Eritrea
After a year and a half in Oslo, Ethiopian Airlines is stepping up the Africa offer.
OCTOBER 24, 2018 Tormod Brenna
The route offer from Oslo Airport is still expanding. Now there is a new Africa route on the offer.
Ethiopian Airlines, the Ethiopian Airlines, has been named the "Airline of the Year" in Africa for the last two years and is expanding at a high pace, both in terms of grid and airfield. This summer, flight number 100 came in place, and the company flies to just about every corner of the world - Oslo included.
NEW TRAVEL MATTER: Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, is now available directly from Gardermoen. Photo: Shutterstock / NTB Scanpix
In March last year, Ethiopian landed at Gardermoen for the first time, and since then, Addis Ababa has a box taken five times a week, with modern Dreamliner machines.
From December, the frequency is increased to six weekly departures between Oslo and Ethiopia's capital.
Soon daily routes
"We are pleased to see the success of our flight from Addis Ababa to Oslo, which now increases to six flights per week. The Oslo route has proven to be successful within a little year after the launch. We think there will soon be daily flights on this route, "said Tewolde GebreMariam, in Ethiopian Airlines.
Approximately at the same time as the Addis route - which involves a one-hour stopover in Stockholm - steps up, Ethiopian also starts a direct route between Gardermoen and Asmara in Eritrea.
After a non-stop flight to Asmara, the plane continues to Addis Ababa after an hour on the hill. In practice, there will thus be eight weekly departures to the Horn of Africa from Oslo each week from December.
"With this we serve the growing travel needs between Africa and Northern Europe," says BebreMariam.
Fresh peace agreement
Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace agreement last February, which stretched over a 20-year-old and very bitter conflict between the two African nations.
At the same time, the common boundaries were opened for travelers, and a direct flight between Addis Ababa and Asmara was created. And now you can fly to Asmara directly from Oslo.