Ethiopian Airlines has announced a new service between Manchester and Addis Ababa. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 787 with Economy and Business Class cabins (see picture below).
The four-weekly service will launch on 1st December 2018. This will not be a direct flight as it is transiting via Brussels.
This is highly likely to mean that stand-alone Manchester to Brussels tickets will be available which will allow you to fly between the two cities in Business Class with a fully flat bed.
Ethiopian is a member of Star Alliance so there will be various redemption options available via Singapore Airlines, Miles & More, United etc. We may be tempted to give it a go.
Your best option to maximise your miles when paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. This offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you when you book flight tickets directly with an airline. Our review of Amex Gold is here.