Addis Fortune (Addis Ababa)

12 May 2013

Ethiopian to Commence Flights to Seoul

Ethiopian Airlines announced last week it's plans to commence four weekly flights to Seoul, South Korea, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world, starting June 18, 2013.

"Africa's economic boom and its growing trade, investment, business and tourism ties in well with Asia in general and South Korea in particular, Ethiopian is pleased to provide the essential air connectivity that will serve as the engine for the continued growth of these relations," Ethiopian CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said.

Seoul is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is also known for a number of modern landmarks including Lotte World, the world's largest indoor theme park, Moonlight Rainbow Fountain and many more attractions.

Seoul will be Ethiopian's 73rd international destination. The inclusion of Seoul into the Ethiopian network is part of Ethiopian Vision 2025 of connecting Africa with the major world economic and financial hubs.

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