If you’re looking for something a little different for your next trip, Ethiopian Airlines is launching Dublin to Madrid on 2nd June.
This is a ‘fifth freedom’ service which is being tagged onto the end of the existing Addis Ababa to Dublin flight. This means that the times are a bit odd:
Departs Dublin 17.05, arrives Madrid 20.50
Departs Madrid 06.15, arrives Dublin 07.55
Flights operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Exact timings vary slightly by day.
Ethiopian operates this service with a Boeing 787-8 with flat beds in Business Class. Unfortunately, cheap one-way fares are not available. A one-way ticket in Business is over €500. A return is €435 but you need to stay away for a Saturday night and of course you’ll be on that 06.15 flight back.
As Ethiopian is a member of Star Alliance, it should also be available as a redemption with Miles & More or any other Star Alliance frequent flyer scheme. A redemption is probably better value if you are only looking for a one way.