Ethiopian Airlines is to launch scheduled three-times weekly flights to Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, via Bangkok, on 31 October.
The new flight will see Kuala Lumpur connected to major African cities via Addis Ababa, including Johannesburg in South Africa, Nairobi in Kenya, Lagos in Nigeria, Accra in Ghana, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Entebbe in Uganda, Harare in Zimbabwe and Khartoum in Sudan.
Kuala Lumpur will become Ethiopian Airlines 70th international destination and 18th in the Middle East and Asia.
The state-owned airline recently purchased ten 787 Dreamliners from Boeing, which it is expected to operate on routes throughout Africa and Europe, including Accra, Lagos, Rome and London.
Ethiopian Airlines was established in 1945 and now operates to 86 cities throughout Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.