MOGADISHU ( Halbeeg News) – Ethiopian Airlines will today have its first flight to Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu in over 40 years.
The officials of the Airlines have reported that flight traffic will increase significantly, with the expectation of several flights daily between Addis Ababa and Mogadishu.
The Ethiopian National Carrier will be becoming the second major international carrier after Turkish Airlines to service to Somalia.
The move comes three weeks after a plane from the private airline Ethiopia National Airways landed at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde airport.
This was the first commercial flight between Addis Ababa and Mogadishu in 41 years, in yet another sign of warming ties between neighboring Horn of Africa nations Ethiopia and Somalia.
In June Abiy paid a visit to Mogadishu, where he and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed agreed to strengthen relations.
Somalia and Ethiopia have gone to war several times over disputed territory.