The world was greeted with sad news on Sunday morning on the crash of Ethiopian Airlines’ flight ET 302 which was heading to Nairobi from Addis Ababa.
The news was broke by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister on Twitter.
“The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning,” the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Twitter.
The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning.
— Office of the Prime Minister – Ethiopia (@PMEthiopia) March 10, 2019
The airline’s spokesman also confirmed to Reuters news agency that 149 passengers and eight crew members were on board the plane when it crashed.
The airline has said in a statement that it’s yet to confirm the details of the passengers and crew onboard the flight but Ghanaians are expected to be onboard.
Nairobi has recently become one of the favourite tourist destinations for Ghanaians. It’s visa-free travel enjoyed by Ghanaians makes it a perfect choice when one plans for a vacation.
Most Ghanaian holidaymakers choose to travel on Ethiopian Airlines to Nairobi due to the fact that it provides the cheapest fares on the route and also gives travelers on transit the opportunity to see Addis Ababa without the usual visa struggles.
Currently, it’s $100 to $150 cheaper to travel to Nairobi from Accra on Ethiopian Airlines than others.
Flight ET 302 is not the only connecting flight. Most passengers are connected to Nairobi on flight ET 308. Passengers who opt for stopovers in Addis Ababa and those on longer transit hours connect on ET 302.
Jetsanza.com will be updated readers as and when they become available.