Ethiopian resumes Eritrea – Europe link from Dec 2018

Ethiopian Airlines from December is resuming service between Eritrea and Europe, last served until June 1998 (based on OAG schedules listing). Initially, the Star Alliance carrier will operate nonstop service from Asmara to Italy and The UK, filed in the system and opened for reservation on Wednesday 17OCT18.

Addis Ababa – Asmara – London Heathrow eff 01DEC18 3 weekly A350-900XWB
ET710 ADD1020 – 1140ASM1240 – 1755LHR 350 67
ET710 ADD1155 – 1315ASM1415 – 1930LHR 350 3

ET711 LHR0755 – 1740ASM1840 – 2000ADD 350 7
ET711 LHR1020 – 2005ASM2105 – 2225ADD 350 36

Existing nonstop Addis Ababa – London Heathrow nonstop service will be revised from 10 to 7 weekly.

Addis Ababa – Asmara – Rome – Milan Malpensa eff 11DEC18 3 weekly 777-200LR/787-8
ET736 ADD1000 – 1120ASM1210 – 1545FCO1635 – 1815MXP 788 24
ET736 ADD1000 – 1120ASM1210 – 1545FCO1635 – 1815MXP 77L 7

ET737 MXP0810 – 0930FCO1040 – 1800ASM1845 – 2005ADD 788 24
ET737 MXP0810 – 0930FCO1040 – 1800ASM1845 – 2005ADD 77L 7

Overall service to Italy will increase from 7 to 10 weekly.

With these additions, the airline's Addis Ababa – Asmara service will increase from 14 to 20 weekly.