Ethiopian Airlines begins Manchester to Addis Ababa

The East African capital becomes the latest long haul destination to receive services from Manchester Airport.

By Martin Guttridge Hewitt | 11 December 2018

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Ethiopian Airlines has launched a new direct route from Manchester to Addis Abbaba, connecting our hometown with the East African nation’s capital. 

Flights begin today, Tuesday 11th December, and will operate four times per week, unlocking connections to a further 60 destinations across Africa. Up to 400,000 people are expected to benefit from the route within Manchester Airport’s catchment area. Previously these passengers would have had to endure lengthy layovers in order to reach Ethiopia. 

Founded in 1945, Ethiopian is a multi-award winning, four-star carrier according to the official SKYTRAX rating system, with the airline renowned for its service, entertainment and food. To learn more about the country’s national dishes read our review of Blue Nile Cafe in Stretford. 

Tickets on the new Addis Ababa route start at £499 return, with this the latest addition to Manchester’s rapidly growing non-stop long haul services. Beijing, Houston, San Francisco, Singapore, Muscat, Boston and Los Angeles have all been added in recent years, cementing the airport as the UK’s second major hub and primary departure point for 22million people, or those living in 75% of the UK’s land area.