Ethiopian Airlines plans to start three weekly passenger services to Bangui, Central African Republic, as the continent’s largest carrier ramps up its services.

The service on the route will commence on November 15, 2023, with the flights to Bangui operated on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Bangui is the Central African Republic’s major economic hub and is a good addition to Ethiopian carrier which will use the route as a connecting point for passengers travelling to different parts of the world.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said The flights will play a significant contribution in strengthening the socio-economic activities between Addis Ababa and Bangui.

“We are excited to add the Central African Republic to our vast African and global network. With the new services, our esteemed customers to and from Bangui, will enjoy our renowned, award winning services” said Mr Tasew.

“Now it is not only Addis Ababa that we are linking to Bangui, but we have connected the Central African Republic to our more than 130 international destinations across five continents. With this travel option, Bangui will have a great opportunity to bolster its bilateral ties with the rest of the world,”

The CEO said as a pan Africa carrier, Ethiopian will continue to expand its flights in Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines served the route between 2010 and 2015 with the resumption of services coming as a major boost to passengers on the destination.