Ethiopian Starts Services to Semera, the Home of Lucy

Posted: December 14, 2013 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa
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Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing African airline, is happy to announce the commencement of services to Semera, the capital of the Regional State of Afar located in the North Eastern part of Ethiopia, starting from December 14, 2013.

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing African airline, starts services to Semera, the capital of the Regional State of Afar located in the North Eastern part of Ethiopia, starting from December 14, 2013.
The new service will be operated thrice weekly with Ethiopian Q-400 Bombardier aircraft on, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

http://www.ethiopianairlines.com/en/news/prarchive.aspx?id=481

The Afar region is well known for its early hominid fossil finds including ‘Lucy’, an Australopithecus afarensis, discovered in 1974, who lived about 3.2 million years ago, and more recently the Grandfather of Lucy’ dubbed “Kadanuumuu”, which means “big man” in Afar language and which dates back from 3.5 – 3.8 million years ago.

The flight to Semera ( SZE ) will help the regional government, the public, tourists and business community additional opportunity with no hustle, reduced financial burden and minimized travel time to access neighboring cities and visit sites like

• Erta Ale : The tourist site which is one of the Earths great active volcanoes and
• Hadar: Awash Valley of Ethiopia`s Afar Depression where Lucy was discovered at in 1974.

Today, Ethiopian Regional Services covers 18 domestic points, the largest domestic network in Africa. Now that Semera airport is ready, we are very happy to start our flights and to support the region’s economic development.

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