Ethiopian Airlines NS18 changes as of 08JAN18

Ethiopian Airlines this week made additional changes to its planned summer 2018 operation, effective 25MAR18. Latest adjustment includes the addition of 3 African destinations – Kisagani, Mbuji Mayi and Nosy-Be. Planned changes as follows.

Addis Ababa – Abidjan eff 03JUN18 Reduce from 5 to 4 weekly, 787-8 operating
Addis Ababa – Antananarivo eff 02JUN18 787-8 replaces 737-800, 4 weekly (Selected dates by 767)
Addis Ababa – Bamako – Dakar eff 01JUN18 4 of 7 weekly operated by 767, replacing 787-8
Addis Ababa – Bangkok – Hong Kong eff 04JUN18 Service resumption for Bangkok – Hong Kong sector, 3 weekly 787-8 (replacing previously planned nonstop terminator flight with A350-900XWB)
Addis Ababa – Barcelona – Madrid eff 05JUN18 Planned new routing and service launch for Barcelona revised to 05JUN18, instead of 03JUN18. For the month of June 2018, 787-8 operates 2 weekly (4 weekly from 30JUN18)
Addis Ababa – Cape Town eff 01JUN18 777-300ER operates 1 daily, replacing 777-200LR/787-8/-9
Addis Ababa – Chengdu eff 04JUN18 Service operates 3 weekly, instead of 4. 787-8 operating
Addis Ababa – Hong Kong – Manila eff 02JUN18 Planned routing change for Manila, via Hong Kong instead of Bangkok, remains unchanged. 787-8 will operate this route 4 weekly, replacing previously planned A350-900XWB
Addis Ababa – Kinshasa A350-900XWB to be replaced by following
25MAR18 – 31MAY18 777-200LR Day x146
01JUN18 – 27OCT18 777-200LR Daily (Selected dates 787-8/-9)

Addis Ababa – Kisangani – Mbuji Mayi – Addis Ababa eff 01MAR18 New routing and destinations, 3 weekly 737-800
ET833 ADD1000 – 1150FKI1250 – 1415MJM1515 – 1930ADD 738 246

Addis Ababa – Moroni – Nosy-Be eff 27MAR18 New routing. Nosy-Be is the airline’s new destinations, 3 weekly 737-800 operation (Moroni remains unchanged at 7 weekly)
ET837 ADD0900 – 1250HAH1335 – 1450NOS1535 – 1950ADD 738 246

Addis Ababa – Mumbai Operational aircraft changes for 2 daily flights
25MAR18 – 31MAY18 777-200LR
01JUN18 – 28OCT18 A350-900XWB

Addis Ababa – Rome eff 01JUN18 Overall service on this sector increases to 9 weekly
Addis Ababa – Sao Paulo Guarulhos – Buenos Aires eff 25MAR18 Increase from 5 to 7 weekly. 777-200LR replaces 787-8 from 02JUN18
Addis Ababa – Stockholm Arlanda – Oslo 23MAR18 – 29MAY18 All 5 weekly flights served by 787-9, replacing -8/-9
Addis Ababa – Windhoek 30MAR18 – 25MAY18 1 of 4 weekly operated by 787-9, replaces -8

Previously reported changes:
Addis Ababa – Johannesburg eff 01JUN18 Increase from 2 to 3 daily, new flight operated by 737-800
Addis Ababa – Milan Malpensa – Geneva eff 02JUN18 Nonstop Addis Ababa – Milan sector increases from 2 to 3 weekly, which extends to Geneva (instead of Brussels), a new destination for the airline. 787-8 operating
Addis Ababa – Paris CDG eff 31MAY18 787-9 replaces 777-200LR, 1 daily
Addis Ababa – Seoul Incheon – Tokyo Narita eff 02JUN18 4 weekly 787-8 service, replacing Addis Ababa – Hong Kong – Seoul and Addis Ababa – Hong Kong – Tokyo routing. Overall frequency for Tokyo increases from 3 to 4 weekly
Addis Ababa – Vienna – Brussels eff 01JUN18 Increase from 5 to 7 weekly. Brussels will be served via Vienna only, Vienna overall increases from 5 to 7 weekly. Service operated by a mix of 777-200LR, 787-8 and -9

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