Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, returns to Singapore Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur today. Flight ET 0638 operated on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with aircraft registration ET-AOT, departed Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) on 25 March 2023 at 11.35 pm and arrived early in Singapore at 2.01 pm today. It left Singapore at 3.39 pm, ahead of its scheduled departure at 3.50 pm and arrived in Kuala Lumpur at 5.02 pm today. Ethiopian Airlines is a member of Star Alliance, and operates flights with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner four times weekly.
Ethiopian Airlines first commenced its service between Addis Ababa and Singapore with a fifth freedom flight to Kuala Lumpur with a thrice-weekly service back in 2012 but suspended in 2021 due to Covid-19.
|Flight||From||Departs||To||Arrives||Day of flight|
|ET638||ADD||11.20 pm||SIN||2.50 pm||Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday|
|SIN||3.30 pm||KUL||5.10 pm||Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday|
|ET639||KUL||11.15 pm||SIN||12.35 am||Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday|
|SIN||2.00 am||ADD||5.50 am||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday|
“The resumption of the flights reopens convenient and seamless travel options between Addis Ababa and Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and more than 60 African destinations. These flights are also one of the channels easing the diplomatic and socio-economic ties between Malaysia and Africa thus, the resumption of the service plays a significant role in the relationship of the two regions.”Mr. Mesfin Tasew, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines Group
Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest-growing airline in Africa and has operated for seventy-six-plus years. The airline’s main hub is in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, and it is pursuing a multi-hub strategy through a hub in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways.
It operates flights to over 145 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet comprises ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years. Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate most of these aircraft.
The airline is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2035 that will see it become one of the top 20 most competitive and leading aviation groups in the world by providing safe, secured, market-driven and customer-focused Passenger and Cargo Transport and Logistics Services, Aviation Training, Airport Management and Ground Services, MRO and Aerospace Manufacturing and Travel and Tourism Services. As a multi-award-winning airline, Ethiopian has won various coveted awards, including Skytrax’s ‘Best Airline in Africa Award’ for five consecutive years.