Ethiopian Airlines’ maiden flight landed at Ivato International Airport on Tuesday, 28th March at 2.30pm. This major African airline now offers three flights a week between Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and Ivato.
Ivato is now Ethopian Airlines’ number one Madagascan destination. Passengers can travel on a two-class Boeing 737-800 NG with 154 seats – 16 business class and 138 economy. Departures are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with flights leaving at 9.40am and landing at 2.30pm. Flights from Madagascar leave at 3.20pm on the same days and arrive in Ethiopia at 8.10pm. Both outward and return flights take 4hrs 50mins.
Ethiopian Airlines is the only airline to offer non-stop flight on this route. Passengers travelling to Addis Ababa from the Golden Isle can then catch connecting flights to other destinations including Paris, Washington, London, Frankfurt, Rome, Beirut, Jeddah, Cairo, Dubai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.