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Ethiopian Airlines Returns to Singapore in 2023

Airlines around the globe are powering up their operations anticipating further growth in passenger numbers in 2023. 2022 was year of strong recovery for the industry and the hope is that 2023 will be the year in which the return to normality will be completed. One of the airlines preparing for 2023 is Ethiopian Airlines. The east African carrier planning expansions to its route network in 2023. One of which will be the return to Singapore Changi International Airport. Let’s take a closer look at the news.

About Ethiopian Airlines Flight to Singapore

The Ethiopian flag carrier, a Star Alliance member and one of the largest African airlines, will return to Singapore’s Changi airport starting March 2023.

The flight will operate under number ET633 and will not end in Singapore. Once arrived in Singapore the flight will make a short stop and then travel onwards to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

The Kuala Lumpur Singapore route is one of the most profitable and busy in Asia. Ethiopian will be looking to try tapping into this sector along with offering the possibility to fly Ethiopian all the way to Addis Ababa from Kuala Lumpur.

This is not something completely new to Ethiopian Airlines. The operator used to fly into Changi and onwards to Bangkok Thailand.

Details on Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET633 to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

The Schedule of The Flight

The flight will originate in Addis Ababa with a 4 times weekly frequency. It’ll fly to Singapore where it’ll be on the ground for a very short 1 hour stop to replenish catering and refuel before flying onwards to Kuala Lumpur.

Here’s the detail of flight ET633/ET639’s schedule:

FlightFromToDepartsArrivesACDays
ET633Addis Ababa
(ADD)
Singapore
(SIN)
23:2014:50+1B787-8Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat
ET633Singapore
(SIN)
Kuala Lumpur
(KUL)
15:5017:10B787-8Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun
ET639Kuala Lumpur
(KUL)
Singapore
(SIN)
21:1500:45+1B787-8Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun
ET639Singapore
(SIN)
Addis Ababa
(ADD)
02:0005:50B787-8Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

The Plane For The Flight

Ethiopian Airlines will fly the route with one of its 19 787-8. These planes are capable of carrying up to 270 passengers on a full load. The cabin is setup with a, quite rare, 2 class configuration featuring:

  • 24 Business Class Seats
  • 246 Economy Class Seats

Business class offers Ethiopian’s signature Cloud Nine lie flat seats in a 2-2-2 configurations. That means window seats don’t have direct aisle access. Economy class on the other hand is setup with a 3-3-3 layout.

The Boeing 787-8 is the most present wide body aircraft in the airline’s fleet, along with the Airbus A350-900, used on many medium and long haul routes.

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