Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce the resumption of its flights to Hargeisa in Somaliland as of 10 June 2012. Ethiopian will operate daily flights to Hargeisa using its Q400 aircraft, with three morning and four afternoon flights. Hargeisa is the second largest city in Somalia and the capital city of Somaliland, a self — declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia. Since, the suspension of Ethiopian Airlines flights to Hargeisa in November 2008, travelers between Addis Ababa and Hargeisa have been using bus services operating from Addis Ababa to Jijiga and from Jijiga to Hargeisa. The resumption of air links between Addis Ababa and Hargeisa, in addition to strengthening the trade and people-to-people ties, will enable international travelers from the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas a much more convenient and easy access to Somalia.