Eritrea : Ethiopian Airlines back to Asmara

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the leading African carriers © RR

Casablanca, (ADV) – Ethiopian Airlines announced on Tuesday that it would resume soon enough flights to Eritrea’s capital Asmara. July 17 will mark its first landing there after it has been absent from Eritrean airspace for 20 years.

In a historic deal on Monday, the Horn of Africa neighbors agreed to open embassies, develop ports and resume flights, concrete signs of a rapprochement and complete normalization.

“With the opening of a new chapter of peace and friendship between the two sisterly countries, we look forward to starting flights to Asmara with the B787,” the firm’s Chief Executive TewoldeGebreMariam said, referring to a Boeing jet.

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