Munich Airport can look forward to a new Africa connection: Ethiopian Airlines wants to fly to Munich daily from December onwards from Addis Ababa. Meanwhile in Frankfurt there is news about the Ethiopian’s 787 flights.
Ethiopian Airlines plans to fly from Addis Ababa to Munich from 1 December. The airline plans Munich as a stopover on the route to Stockholm. The Boeing 757 on the flight ET714 / 15 used to make a technical stop in Cairo on the way to Stockholm. This is now eliminated on the route and will be replaced in both directions by a stopover in Munich.
Ethiopian Airlines did not want to make an official statement, as a request has yet to be considered by the authorities. Munich Airport confirmed the plans of the East African Star Alliance airline for a daily connection with airliners.de.
This makes Munich the second German destination of the aspiring airline from Ethiopia. Ethiopian currently flies daily between her home hub in Addis Ababa and Frankfurt. Frankfurt was after Washington DC the second destination in the international route network of the airline, which was served by a Boeing 787 in regular service .
UPDATE : The route plans via Munich were filed a few days later.
Boeing 787 comes later to Frankfurt again
After the Dreamliner grounding and the subsequent conversion to modified batteries, Ethiopian wanted to have the 787 return to Frankfurt daily from the end of July . However, the fire in an Ethiopian Dreamliner at London Airport now brings a shift to early September. As long as a Boeing 767-300 continues to fly.
The date shift for the use of the 787 on the Frankfurt-Addis route results from the fact that currently a Boeing 787 is less in use, resulting in a change in flight scheduling, Ethiopian confirmed the postponement on request. All other three aircraft of the type 787 are still normal in use.
The fire in an unoccupied Boeing Dreamliner Ethiopian Airlines has probably been triggered by a defective emergency transmitter. This was announced by the British Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau AAIB on Thursday in London. In the summer of 2012, Ethiopian Airlines became the first African airline to receive the first of a total of ten Boeing 787s ordered. Meanwhile four machines are delivered.