With new Ethiopian Airlines routes to South Sudan starting earlier this month, those on business in Africa may find it easier to travel within the continent.
The carrier added the city of Malakal to the list of locations it services on June 17th - a move the firm claims will play an important part in connecting the country with neighbouring states.
Tewolde Gebre-Mariam, chief executive officer of Ethiopian Airlines, stated: "The new flight service to Malakal provides the best connectivity and convenience for business people as well as the general public of the South Sudan."
He observed that as the South Sudanese city will be linked directly to Addis Ababa, it will connect the country to the whole of the carrier's network, which extends to 62 global destinations.
South Sudan is set to become the world's newest country on July 9th following a referendum in which 99 per cent of people voted in favour of independence.
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