Ethiopian Airlines planning 'visa hub' in Addis Ababa for Chinese visitors to Africa: CEO

29 November, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said the airline will facilitate a visa service for Chinese travellers to 35 countries in Africa (Xinhua, 28-Nov-2018). He explained: "The plan is to have a visa hub in Addis Ababa, where Chinese visitors can directly travel from our five Chinese destinations to Addis Ababa and be able to apply for visas of 35 African countries through their embassies in Ethiopia". Mr GebreMariam added: "The visa scheme will facilitate easier air travel for Chinese experts and business people and reduces their financial cost. We believe the visa scheme will significantly boost China-Africa trade ties and we are very excited about it".