Ethiopian to fly to Chennai
Ethiopian, the national carrier of Ethiopia, flies to two cities in India, Delhi and Mumbai. However, come winter 2014, the airline hopes to fly to Chennai if the requisite permits are received.
The carrier flies to India, connecting Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Bangui, Johannesburg, Entebbe, Mombassa, Zanzibar, Khartoum, Lagos, Abidjan, Contonou, Harare and Ndolu.
India has a lot of potential and is a growing economy, said Tekeba H Selassie, Regional Director - India sub Continent, Ethiopian Airlines. “The Airlines has been operating into India for more than four decades and envisages future market growth. India is one of the airline’s major destinations,” he said.
With the Indian aviation industry facing stiff competition from foreign and domestic airlines and with the price war continuing, Selassie believes this is a healthy competition. As
In-flight entertainment and connectivity are key points for airlines to achieve differentiation
operating margins remain low and competition intensifies, airlines are identifying factors other than price to attract customers. In-flight entertainment and connectivity are key points for airlines to achieve differentiation, at least at the moment.
The airline has been a Star Alliance member since December 2011. Serving a network of 80 passenger destinations, 16 domestic and 17 freighter, the airline pins great importance to its in-flight entertainment.
Regional Director - India sub Continent Ethiopian Airlines