ETStar
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Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:12 am

The next wave of additions to Ethiopian Airlines' schedule have been uploaded, and see the following:
- Lagos: increase to 11x per week with 4 new night time services
- Accra: Increase to 8x per week with 4 new night time services
- Dakar: Increase to 6x per week with 3 new night time services
- Dakar: Increase to 6x per week with 3 new night time services
- N'Djamena: Increase to 5x per week with new night time services and new dedicated daytime services

Details of schedules posted at http://www.africanflyer.com
 
centrair
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:28 am

They are certainly expanding well. Once they get their 787s and some other larger aircraft they might become a real force in Africa.

Had a friend fly on them recently (adopted an Ethiopian child) said it was a great experience.

Are they part of an alliance?
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
 
ETStar
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:05 pm

Quoting Centrair (Reply 1):
Are they part of an alliance?

Ethiopian is not part of an alliance. Its CEO has gone on record stating that ET wishes to be part of an alliance, and appears to be working toward that.

ET currently codeshares with South African Airways on the ADD-JNB route, which is set to be operated daily as of the coming winter.
 
soups
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:31 pm

Quoting ETStar (Thread starter):
Accra: Increase to 8x per week with 4 new night time services

Why the LONG layover in accra? nice to see ET now makind morning and evening take off from Accra.
There is little demand between ADD and LOS/ACC majority of passengers are actually connecting to JNB, Asia, JED, DXB, BEY....list goes on
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
soups
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:15 pm

Just checked amadeus (november) and Accra has Ethiopian Airlines has 12 weekly flights!

ET 903 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 08:45
Kotoka (ACC), Accra, Ghana 11:30
Non-stop
EQV 5h45min
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Sunday

Ethiopian Airlines
ET 907 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 09:30
Kotoka (ACC), Accra, Ghana 13:35
1 stop(s)
EQV 7h05min
Tuesday
Thursday
Saturday
Sunday

Ethiopian Airlines
ET 917 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 01:40
Kotoka (ACC), Accra, Ghana 06:00
1 stop(s)
757 7h20min
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Sunday
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
dkny
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:29 pm

Where are all these planes coming from??? With the long layovers all over west africa for the aircrafts, I wonder how ET is going to pull this one out.
 
soups
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:05 pm

Quoting Dkny (Reply 5):
With the long layovers

maybe to ease connection in ADD
maybe for crew layovers?
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
dkny
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:17 pm

Quoting Soups (Reply 6):
maybe to ease connection in ADD

I am sure that is why they have long layovers in west africa and europe. My question is with these extra frequencies, they need more planes I assume.
 
soups
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:09 am

well 3/4 weekly ADD-LGW-ADD is off their schedule
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AF022
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:15 am

Ethiopian would be a great fit in Star Alliance, no? Star has minimal presence in Africa except for SAA, which is not good for connections to East or Central Africa.
 
soups
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:18 am

Many east africa airlines are operating intra west african to cater for the lack of flights
some examples
ET LOS-ACC LFW-ACC
KQ ACC-FNA
ET DKR-NJA

Even EK flies ACC-ABJ
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
ETStar
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:23 am

Quoting Soups (Reply 3):

Why the LONG layover in accra? nice to see ET now makind morning and evening take off from Accra.
There is little demand between ADD and LOS/ACC majority of passengers are actually connecting to JNB, Asia, JED, DXB, BEY....list goes on

Actually, look closely and you will notice that there is no extra long layover at Accra.

Day flight leaves ADD and does ADD-LFW-ACC-LOS-ADD, with about 6.5 hours at ACC. Night flight leaves ADD and does ADD-LOS-ACC-LFW-ADD with about 4.5 hours at ACC.

Both daytime and night time flights to DKR are intertwined so that there is minimal layover time, which essentially eliminates today's long overnights at DKR and BKO while at the same time increasing capacity to all West African destinations.

DKR flights are operated as either ADD-NDJ-BKO-DKR or ADD-ABJ-BKO-DKR, the former being ET's trademark DKR service (per a decade ago) and the latter giving ABJ its first nonstop from ADD.

Quoting Dkny (Reply 5):
Where are all these planes coming from??? With the long layovers all over west africa for the aircrafts, I wonder how ET is going to pull this one out.

The need for additional aircraft may not be necessaryr, as this schedule is optimized with less layover time. As mentioned above, DKR and BKO no longer have aircraft overnighting on the ground, and as Soups mentioned, 4x per week to Gatwick is being pulled, freeing up a 752 on those days. The Gatwick pullout alone makes aircraft available for the overnight roundtrip to LOS/ACC, and more, since the 75s at Gatwick are immobile throughout the day.

BEY is also uncertain, as we all know, and ET had allocated a daily 73W to that great city, albeit all night flights. This type can also be operated to do the roundtrip to NDJ, and is also set for runs to DXB during the day.
 
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:42 pm

Quoting ETStar (Reply 11):
BEY is also uncertain, as we all know, and ET had allocated a daily 73W to that great city, albeit all night flights. This type can also be operated to do the roundtrip to NDJ, and is also set for runs to DXB during the day.

Is there any information about when ET might get back into BEY? They had really great connections from Johannesburg.
 
soups
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RE: Ethiopian Adds Flights To Lagos, Accra, Dakar +

Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:28 pm

Many familly member flies BEY-DLA, BEY-FIH, BEY-LBV on ET saves them going via Europe or long transits in parts of Africa
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra