Long layover on a journey can be boring but Ethiopia Airlines is easing that burden by offering a free city tour of Addis Ababa to its global passengers.
The airline announced this offering in a statement signed by its manager of corporate communication, Mr Asrat Begashaw. According to Mr Begashaw, the free transit tour is open to all passengers from February 1, 2019.
“The new complimentary city tour package organized by ET Holidays, the tour operator wing of Ethiopian Airlines, takes transiting passengers with 6 to 8 hours’ time in the running capital, Addis Ababa, on a journey through one of the landmarks of the city, The National Museum, accompanied with a taste of Ethiopian Coffee and souvenir shopping at affordable prices and make them experience the unique flavours of the political capital of Africa during their brief stay.” Mr Begashaw said.
On his part, Mr Tewolde Gebre Mariam, the Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines explained that the company’s adoption of technology has increased its transit passenger in Addis Ababa and the complimentary tour would help the airline’s clients enjoy their stay in the city.
“As travel has gone digital with our innovative technology solutions including Ethiopia Mobile App and online platforms, the huge influx of transit passengers in Addis Ababa, the world’s gateway to Africa, can enjoy personalized and end-to-end travel experience. Ethiopian Mobile App enables passengers secure their visa electronically within 4 hours from any part of the world, as well as book their flights, pay online using credit or debit cards, mobile money, e- Wallet and bank transfer, check-in and issue boarding pass seamlessly.
“As we continue to discover and deliver the best for our customers, we are pleased to come up with complimentary offerings to our global transiting passengers and make them savour every moment and feel the real taste of Addis Ababa during their brief stay.
“While promoting Ethiopia, Land of Origins, and its beautiful capital Addis Ababa alike, as tourist destinations, we will keep promoting initiatives tailored to provide our ever growing customer with a unique and unforgettable travel experience.” Mr Telwolde said.
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