Africa’s leading carrier, Ethiopian Airlines just launched a new flight to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe via Victoria Falls starting on 30th October 2022.
It started with four weekly flights to Bulawayo, a third destination city in Zimbabwe, and a third new destination opened after the pandemic.
Bulawayo is an important trade and tourist hub for travelers from all corners of the world. Ethiopia will provide the best connectivity service and the hospitality Africans are famous for. Ethiopia has been flying to two other cities in Zimbabwe – Harare and Victoria Falls, with its first flight to Harare in 1980. The airline’s new flight to Bulawayo aims to provide convenient and affordable service to the growing post-pandemic business and leisure travelers to and from Bulawayo and the Southern African region.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew, “We are continually growing our African network to provide affordable and convenient air connectivity and facilitate trade within Africa and beyond. The commencement of flights to Bulawayo is crucial in connecting Southern Africa to the world with our 130 destinations on five continents. We are glad to serve Bulawayo, the industrial hub of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa accelerating trade with our cargo and passenger services. Our flights to multiple cities in a country indicate our solid commitment to serve our customers and support our continent as the best pan-African carrier.”
Bulawayo is the second-largest city with the second-largest airport in the country. The convenient geographical location, road infrastructure, and hotel businesses have made the city a center of tourism. The city also hosts an international trade fair where people from different parts of the world gather attracting tourists and business travelers. However, the airport is not used to its full potential with only a few carriers operating in Bulawayo. Ethiopian Airlines’ commencement of flights brings about additional connectivity options with competitive fares for the people of Bulawayo and the southern African region.
The new flight will be operated with B787 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Bulawayo, also known as “The City of Kings” is rich in cultural history and is the second largest city in Zimbabwe after the capital, Harare. With the addition of Bulawayo, Ethiopian global destinations reach 131.