First commercial flights since peace deal take off from Addis Ababa heading for Asmara

The first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in two decades has departed from Addis Ababa, after the two nations ended their bitter conflict in a whirlwind peace process.

Ethiopian Airlines said flight ET0312 to Asmara had taken off from Bole international airport. To meet overwhelming demand it ran a second flight within 15 minutes of the first.

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