Ethiopian Airlines announced it has resumed flights to Asmara, Eritrea, starting from June 23, 2021. The flight is a resumption after an interruption of flight services, which resumed on July 18, 2018, after twenty years of suspension.
On another note, in a statement sent to 2merkato.com, Ethiopian has said it started operating flights with fully vaccinated crew against COVID-19 to keep travelers safe in light of the pandemic.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, said “We are pleased to operate flights with a fully vaccinated crew – a significant step in protecting our employees’ and customers’ health safety. We are encouraged by the increasing number of passengers traveling for business, VFR, and tourism supported by the confidence of vaccination across the world. We have been squarely focused on working very hard to ensure the safety of our staff and passengers since the pandemic broke out and this is another testament to our continued commitment. We have bought and imported more than 37,000 vaccine shots for our employees and stakeholders.”
Ethiopian further noted that it has been rigorously implementing COVID-19 precautionary measures including the launch of its own testing and isolation center and digitization of its operation among others. It has been at the forefront in the fight against the pandemic carrying essential medical supplies and vaccines across the globe as well as repatriating stranded people back to their homes.