Ethiopian Airlines will introduce new flights to Conakry in the Republic of Guinea on October 25th.
Conakry will be served by three weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from Addis Ababa, with return flights operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The route is likely to be welcomed by Conakry business travellers, who will now have direct access to the airline’s Addis Ababa hub, which accommodates onward flights to Dubai, Bangkok and Beijing among others.
Ethiopian Airlines chief operating officer Tewolde GebreMariam confirmed that the Conakry service will connect Guinea to "major cities in Asia".
"We are committed to strengthening our network in west Africa, and look forward to introducing Ethiopian hospitality to the people of Guinea," he said.
Conakry is one of Africa’s largest cities and has a population of 1.8 million, with Guinea a leading producer of diamonds, gold and bauxite.
Ethiopian Airlines is planning to launch flights to Monrovia, the Liberian capital, on the same date.