Ethiopian Airlines adds bellyhold capacity to China market

Published: Monday, January 16, 2023

Ethiopian Airlines has become the latest carrier to add bellyhold capacity to the China market following the easing of Covid restrictions.
The carrier said that the frequency of flights will increase starting in February and return to pre-Covid levels in March.
Starting in February, Ethiopian Airlines will operate daily flights to Guangzhou and increase its weekly flights to Beijing and Shanghai to four times per week each.
It will also maintain a three-times-per-week operation to Chengdu.
Then from March, the airline will add daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai as well as 10 weekly flights to Guangzhou and four weekly flights to Chengdu.
In total, Ethiopian will operate 28 weekly passenger flights to China when the services are fully restored.
Ethiopian Group chief executive Mesfin Tasew said: “China is one of the largest markets for Ethiopian Airlines outside Africa, and the increase in flight frequencies will help revive the trade, investment, cultural and bilateral cooperation between Africa and China in the post-Covid era.”
Ethiopian also operates freighter flights to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Changsha and Wuhan.