Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline group in Africa, is gearing up for an exciting expansion in West Africa. Starting June 2024, the carrier will introduce a brand new route to Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, along with increased frequencies to other key destinations in the region.

Launching on May 31st, 2024, Ethiopian Airlines will operate three weekly flights between Addis Ababa and Freetown via Ouagadougou. This marks the airline’s first direct service to Sierra Leone, offering convenient connections for passengers traveling for business, leisure, or visiting friends and family.

Frequencies to Ouagadougou will increase from six to seven weekly flights, with two connecting to Conakry. This means more options for travelers heading to Burkina Faso and Guinea.

The route will move to a same-day return service with increased frequency, jumping from four to seven weekly flights. Additionally, the Boeing 787-8 will be replaced by the more modern and fuel-efficient 737 MAX 8.

This expansion is expected to boost tourism, trade, and investment between Ethiopia and Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, and Guinea. Passengers traveling within the region will also benefit from more flight options and shorter travel times.