The new route comes after the restoration of diplomatic ties and trade links agreed on Monday 9 July 2018 between the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Ethiopian’s Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam said: “We at Ethiopian feel an immense honour to resume scheduled flights to Asmara after 20 years, following the visit to Eritrea by H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. With the opening of a new chapter of peace and friendship between the two countries, we look forward to starting flights to Asmara and operating the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route.”
Asmara is the capital and the largest city of Eritrea and is situated in Eritrea’s central Maekel Region. It is home to the Eritrean National Museum and is known for its early 20th-century buildings including the Art Deco Cinema Impero, one of the world’s finest examples of an art deco style building, Cubist Africa Pension, eclectic Orthodox Cathedral and former Opera House, the futurist Fiat Tagliero Building, the neo-Romanesque Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, neoclassical Governor’s Palace and much more.