Ethiopian Airlines To Start Direct Flights Between Chennai And Addis Ababa Effective July 2


Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline and the flag carrier of Ethiopia has announced that it is all set to start three weekly services between Addis Ababa and Chennai, India effective from 2 July 2022.

Chennai will be the fourth destination in India to join Ethiopian’s wide network, following New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.

Ethiopian Airlines Chennai-Addis Ababa Flight Schedule

The flights to Chennai will be operated using B737-8 aircraft as per the below schedule.

Flight No.Eff. DateFrequencyDepartureArrivalAircraft
ET  069202-Jul-221.3..6.Addis Ababa (ADD)Chennai (MAA)ET  737-8
ET  069302-Jul-221.3.5..Chennai (MAA)Addis Ababa (ADD)ET  737-8

It is worth mentioning here that Ethiopian began operations in India in 1966, barely 20 years after the airline was formed, with a route to New Delhi. Ethiopian Airlines pioneered air communication between Africa and India. Ethiopian just celebrated its 50th year of nonstop service to Mumbai.


Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mesfin Tasew said;

“I am excited that we are getting closer to our customers with our signature service and global connectivity options. We have been connecting Asia and Africa for 55 years now facilitating trade between the two continents. The addition of Chennai as a fourth passenger destination in India is a testimony of our resilience and unwavering commitment to serve our customers in India and the continent at large. We will continue to serve India with enhanced frequency and more destinations in the future.”

Ethiopian has been operating in India without interruption, even throughout the Covid-19 outbreak, strengthening the two countries’ historic bilateral partnership.

India is one of Ethiopian Airlines’ key destinations in the Asian continent and Ethiopian currently flies to three passenger and five cargo destinations with its enhanced services and modern fleet. In line with the airline’s commitment to serving its customers in India, it has been growing its service frequency and destinations since it first commenced operation in the country.


Apart from the addition of a new route to Chennai, Ethiopian Airlines’ flight frequency to Mumbai and New Delhi will be increased to twice daily and 10 weekly flights, respectively, beginning in July 2022.

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Manish Khandelwal
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