Ethiopian Airlines expands eastwards

Ethiopian Airlines is expanding its Asian network from 18 June, adding flights to Ho Chi Minh in southern Vietnam; Seoul Incheon in South Korea; and the capital of The Philippines, Manila.

The move will see Ethiopian Airlines remove Bangkok from its Addis Ababa-Hong Kong service. Hong Kong will be served directly from Addis Ababa instead of four weekly flights currently routed through Bangkok.

From its base in Addis Ababa the carrier will operate three weekly services to Ho Chi Minh via Bangkok; four weekly services to Kuala Lumpur via Bangkok; three weekly flights to Manila via Hong Kong; and four weekly services to Seoul Incheon via Hong Kong.

From 18 June the airline will, effectively, have two gateways in Asia: Bangkok will serve mainland southeast Asia and Hong Kong will serve east Asian cities.