Ethiopian Airlines Delays Manila / Ho Chi Minh Service Launch till July & Sep 2013

As per 01MAY13 GDS timetable/inventory display, Ethiopian Airlines is adjusting planned East Asia operation from 18JUN13 to 31AUG13. Latest adjustment sees the carrier delaying Manila and Ho Chi Minh service launch by 2 and 10 weeks respectively.

Addis Ababa – Hong Kong – Manila eff 02JUL13 3 weekly (Previously to start from 18JUN13)
ET628 ADD0005 – 1500HKG1600 – 1800MNL 763 246
ET629 MNL2200 – 2355HKG0055+1 – 0655+1ADD 763 246

ET does not have local traffic rights on Hong Kong – Manila sector

Addis Ababa – Bangkok – Ho Chi Minh eff 03SEP13 3 weekly (Previously to start from 18JUN13)
ET626 ADD0040 – 1320BKK1420 – 1550SGN 763 246
ET627 SGN2300 – 0025+1BKK0140+1 – 0620+1ADD 763 246

ET does not have local traffic rights on Bangkok – Ho Chi Minh sector

Following planned new route and increased frequency remains unchanged:
Addis Ababa – Hong Kong – Seoul Incheon 4 weekly 767-300ER service from 18JUN13
ET608 ADD2315 – 1415+1HKG1515+1 – 1930+1ICN 763 x135
ET609 ICN2050 – 2335HKG0035+1 – 0635+1ADD 763 x246

Addis Ababa – Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur Service increases from 3 to 4 weekly from 18JUN13
ET618 ADD0040 – 1320BKK1430 – 1800KUL 763 x246
ET619 KUL2325 – 0025+1BKK0140+1 – 0610+1ADD 763 x246

From 18JUN13 to 01JUL13, ET maintains Daily Addis Ababa – Hong Kong operation
From 18JUN13 to 31AUG13, ET maintains Daily Addis Ababa – Bangkok operation