Ethiopian Airlines will make changes to its schedules and routings between Cape Town and Addis Ababa, effective July 1.
Currently, the airline operates nine flights a week from Cape Town, two of which are direct to Addis Ababa, four via Gaborone and three via Johannesburg. From July 1 the airline will operate four flights a week via Johannesburg and four direct from Cape Town. In addition to its current daily ADD-JNB-ADD flight, the extra flight via JNB brings the airline’s total flights from JNB to 11 a week.
The Gaborone-Addis Ababa route will operate as a separate direct flight.
Flight ET 846 will depart CPT on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 20h45 and arrive in JNB at 22h35. It departs JNB at 23h35 and arrives in ADD at 06h00 the following day.
Return flight ET 847 will depart ADD at 09h40 and arrive in CPT at 15h30.
Flight ET 848 will depart CPT on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12h05 to arrive in ADD at 20h00.
Return flight ET 849 will depart ADD on the same days at 23h00 and arrive in JNB at 03h53 the next day. It then departs JNB at 04h53 to arrive in CPT at 07h13.
Ethiopian Airlines will also change the aircraft on its Cape Town route from a Boeing 737 to a Boeing 787. This will increase the capacity per flight from 137 passengers to 286.
“The change follows the increased demand that necessitated higher capacity equipment,” says Abel Alemu, regional manager South Africa Ethiopian Airlines.