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Ethiopian Airlines is Ethiopia's flag carrier and is wholly owned by the Ethiopian Government.
The airline's hub and headquarters are both located at Bole International Airport situated in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian Airlines is the African carrier who offers the most African destinations to passengers and is one of the largest African Airline companies.
Ethiopian Airlines flies to 20 domestic and 91 international destinations. These destinations include Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Axum, Bahirdar, Bamako, Bangui, Berbera, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Bujumbura, Cairo, Cape Town, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Dire Dawa, Dijbouti, Douala, Entebbe, Enugu, Freetown, Gambela, Gondar, Harare, Jimma, Johannesburg, Juba, Kano, Khartoum, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Lagos, Lalibela, Libreville and many others.
Ethiopian Airlines is a member of Star Alliance and therefore Ethiopian Airlines has codeshare agreements with many airlines including Air China, Air India, Asiana Airlines, Brussels Airlines, SAS, Rwandair, Oman Air, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines. In addition, Ethiopian Airlines has agreements with Malawian Airlines and ASKY Airlines.
Ethiopian Airlines' fleet consists of Boeing 737-700s, Boeing 757-200s, Boeing 767-300s, Boeing 777-200s and Bombardier Dash 8 Q400.
Frequent Flyer Program
Ethiopian Airlines has a frequent flyer program called ShebaMiles to reward regular travellers.
There are three various membership Tiers including Blue Membership Card, Silver Membership Card and Gold Membership Card. In addition, ShebaMiles cardholders with Gold or Silver status can make use of the Sheba Miles Lounge facilities.
Passengers with Ethiopian Airlines are entitled to 2 pieces of baggage for cabin carry-on luggage each weighing 8 kgs.
For Economy Class, one piece with a maximum weight of 7kgs is acceptable free of charge. The Cloud Nine Lounge at the departure hall in Addis Ababa Airport is exclusive for Cloud Nine passengers where they can wait for their flight in a relaxing and quiet atmosphere in comfortable seats.
22nd September 2017
Ethiopian Airlines increases Chengdu service from December 2017
Ethiopian Airlines in Thursday’s schedule update filed planned service increase for Addis Ababa – Chengdu route, scheduled from 10DEC17. The airline will operate new Sundays departure from Addis Ababa, on board Boeing 787-8 aircraft. Overall service will increase from 3 to 4 weekly.
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14th September 2017
Ethiopian Airlines 4Q17 Beijing aircraft changes
Ethiopian Airlines in recent schedule update adjusted planned operational aircraft for Addis Ababa – Beijing service, currently operated by Airbus A350-900XWB. Latest update sees the airline operating Boeing 777-300ER on daily basis, from 01OCT17 to 30NOV17.
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10th September 2017
Ethiopian Airlines Group Expands Once More With New Merger
The east African aviation giant has joined the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise to form the Aviation Holding Group
THE ETHIOPIAN Airlines Group has merged with the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE), forming the Aviation Holding Group with a regulation approved by the Council of Ministers, the Ethiopian political cabinet, earlier this year.
The new Holding Group comprises Ethiopian Airports Enterprise, Passenger Airline, Cargo Airline & Logistics Company, Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Ethiopian Inflight Catering Services, Ethiopian MRO Services and Ethiopian Hotel & Tourism Services.
The new entity forms part of Ethiopian Airlines' 15-year strategic plan, dubbed 'Vision 2025'. The companies under Ethiopian Airlines have been preparing themselves to stand autonomously for the last seven years since the launch of the plan.
The regulation cites the merger will help the airline cope with the global aviation competitive market. The Enterprise has been running 23 airports - four are international, and some are under construction.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam explained that, “The primary objective of the merger is to make our airports’ services more effective and efficient so as to enable it provide global standard customer services with the aim of promoting competitiveness with international airports in the region.”
7th September 2017
Is Ethiopian Airlines actually taking over Arik Air?
Nigeria’s aviation sector is again enmeshed in another controversy over an alleged plan by an African carrier, Ethiopian Airlines (ET) to take over Nigeria’s troubled domestic carrier, Arik Air.
The rumour of the take over which started March this year seems to be gradually receiving public attention presently after the news was flashed on the CNN, recently, when the Ethiopian Airlines Managing Director, Esayas WoldeMariam in an interview with the American Television Station in Addis declared the intention of the African carrier to take over Arik Air.
In his words “We have outlined our terms and conditions to the Nigerian government and we are waiting to see if they agree. We are capable and desirous of handling the airline.”
While the only truth about the whole rumour emanated from the declaration of the ET Managing Director in the CNN interview, the various relevant authorities in Nigeria have been playing the hide and seek game with the issue.
Since the rumoured plan broke out in March this year, no government official including the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika or even AMCON has spoken on the issue either to confirm or deny it.
6th September 2017
Ethiopian Airlines plans to take over Arik
The Management of Ethiopian Airlines has submitted a formal proposal to take charge of troubled carrier Arik Air, which accounts for more than half of air passenger in Nigeria, according to official statistics.
Speaking to the media, Esayas WoldeMariam, Ethiopian Airlines’ managing director of international services, said the airline has outlined its terms and conditions to the Nigerian government and waiting for its response on the matter.
“We are capable and desirous of handling the airline,” WoldeMariam noted without specifying details of the offer.
The Ethiopian Airline chief said he expects competition for Arik from international airlines.
Arik is operated by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) since government’s bailout in February.
The bailout was forced by a prolonged crisis occasioned by cancelled services, unpaid staff salaries and mounting debt.
Arik’s Managing Director, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, said in August the company had stabilized under AMCON’s leadership, with “services running smoothly and salaries paid.”
14th August 2017
Ethiopian Airlines leverages connectivity to lure Nigerians to tourist attractions
Ethiopian Airline is making a conscious effort to lure Nigerians connecting flights to other locations from Ethiopia to stop over and see attractive and historical locations in the country.
This is coming at a time the airline has built a hub around its country as the airline connects 54 destinations in Africa and 94 destinations worldwide, making it the highest connected airline in Africa.
“There are Nigerian traders in Ethiopia, and Nigerians trade anything that anybody can buy, but most people who pass through here are diplomats. This is Africa diplomatic city and this is the capital of African Union (AU). Everybody passes through here, and most Nigerians that pass through here are people going to China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia and India.
“So, Ethiopian Airline is trying to promote their tourism. This is the third familiarisation trip to Ethiopia this year. They are doing what other countries are doing. They want us to see the Muslim heritage of Ethiopia. They have done the Christian part such as Lalibela, now they are doing the Muslim part,” Ikechi Uko, a travel expert, told BusinessDay.
Uko said the current CEO of Ethiopian Airline was the chairman of the Board of Ethiopian Tourism Organisation, adding that it was Ethiopian Airline that was driving the tourism of Ethiopia.
The country also plays host to a lot of tourist attractions such as the ancient Holy Trinity Cathedral, Ethnological Museum, Entoto Hill, among others, thereby making it possible for even passengers who connect flight to take out time for an ecstatic visit into one of the tourist attractions.
In a bid to attract the Muslims in Nigeria to Ethiopia, the airline currently commenced international operations from Kaduna State. Some of the new Islamic destinations the airline is promoting include Al Nejashi mosque in Mekelle, Dire Diwa, Harar, the fortified historic Islamic town, ethnographic museums and other Islamic sights.
9th August 2017
Ethiopian Airlines commences regular flight services from Kaduna
The Kaduna State Government issued a formal statement, welcoming the beginning of regular international flights, “The Kaduna State Government welcomes with delight the commencement today, 1st August 2017, of regular international flights from the Kaduna International Airport. The government appreciates and recognizes the profound statement of confidence Ethiopian Airlines is demonstrating in the prospects and viability of Kaduna.
Regular international flights and an inland container terminal will help the Kaduna economy overcome the disadvantage of not being close to a seaport.
The governor promised that the Kaduna State government will support Ethiopian Airlines to make the Kaduna-Addis Ababa flights successful. In a symbolic mark of support, Mr. El-Rufai personally led a team of state government officials to board the inaugural flight.
“The flight of Ethiopian Airlines from Kaduna to Addis Ababa today marks another step in the steady insertion of Kaduna into the global economy. With this direct flight from Kaduna, and the imminent start of operations at the inland container terminal, Kaduna is being upgraded to a port city despite its considerable distance from the nearest ocean. International travel for business people and the ability to export and import cargo with little hitch are being considerably enhanced.
“This is giving considerable boost to the state government’s strategy to anchor growth and development on attracting investments to create jobs, increase internally generated revenues and empower people. The investment strategy is receiving emphatic support with investment inflows above $ 300 million in two years amidst two very successful investment summits.
“Kaduna State has within two years successfully reversed the fortunes of the Kaduna Airport which had for too long punched below its weight, both in terms of facilities and flight availability. Since 2015, the government led by Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has worked to improve this, engaging with federal aviation authorities and airline managers to persuade them to start or increase flights to Kaduna.
“Kaduna is a major road transport hub, agriculture power house and home to many educational institutions. The state is also working to boost the formal exploitation of its solid minerals endowments, revive its textiles legacy and become a hub for ICT.
24th July 2017
Ethiopia’s plan to have strategic cooperation with China on the aviation sector
Ethiopia's aim to be an African aviation hub connecting the continent to the world's most populous country in the world is also where Ethiopia's aviation dreams intersect with China's capital and expertise.
"Aviation is an important area of cooperation by both governments, with Ethiopia's national air carrier Ethiopian Airlines becoming a connecting force between African and China," says Shide.
Ethiopian Airlines already has five flight destinations to China ,they are Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
"We plan to make Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa a strategic aviation hub between China and Africa," says Shide, adding that with China working on being an airplane manufacturing center, he expects Ethiopia to be a customer of fully developed Chinese airplanes in the future.
Expansion work on Ethiopia's largest airport the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, funded by a 345 million US dollars loan from China's Exim bank is being undertaken by China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC).
The project, lying on 74,000 square meters of land, plans to increase the airport's annual passenger handling capacity from the current 7 million to 22 million.
23rd March 2017
Ethiopian Airlines announces 3 new service routes!
Victoria Falls, Oslo and Antananarivo.
In March 2017, Ehtiopian Airlines and SA Express have expanded their code-share service agreement by adding flight services to Cape Town, Durban and Toronto. Additional to this, a direct service has been added between Addis Abbaba to both Cape Town and Durban.
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Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is the major hub for Ethiopian Airlines and is one of the largest airports in Africa. The airport was formerly known as Haile Selassie I International Airport. The airport is the main hub of Ethiopian Airlines, the national airline that serves destinations in Ethiopia and throughout the African continent. The airport is also the base of the Ethiopian Aviation Academy.
Other airlines which fly to and from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport include Air China, Egyptair, Emirates, Gulf Air, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Sudan Airways.
Star Alliance is the leading global airline network, which has 27 member airlines. Star Alliance was founded in 1997 with the five founding airlines: Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air Canada, Lufthansa and United Airlines. The alliance has grown considerably now to airlines which fly to 1,321 airports and 193 countries, carrying 637 million passengers every year!
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Ethiopian Airlines Flights
Ethiopian Airlines is based in the country’s capital of Addis Ababa and operates a huge network of domestic, regional and international long haul services. Domestic scheduled destinations include: Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Asosa, Axum, Bahir Dar, Beica, Dembidolo, Dessie, Dire Dawa, Gambela, Gode, Gondar, Gore, Inda Selassie, Jijiga, Jimma, Jinka, Kabri Dar, Lalibela, Mekane Selam, Mek’ele, Mizan Teferi, Shilavo and Tippi. International scheduled destinations include: Abidjan, Accra, Amsterdam, Bamako, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Brazzaville, Brussels, Bujumbura, Cairo, Dakar, Dar Es Salaam, Delhi, Djibouti, Douala, Dubai, Entebbe/Kampala, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Harare, Hargeisa, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Juba, Khartoum, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Lome, London (Heathrow), Luanda, Lusaka, Mumbai, Nairobi, Ndjamena, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Rome (Fiumicino), Stockholm (Arlanda), Tel Aviv and Washington, D.C. (Dulles)
Ethiopia is a country that must be visited, even if it is only to see Lucy, the world’s oldest complete human fossil at the Addis Ababa museum.
Ethiopian Airlines has developed into one of Africa’s best airlines. With an increasingly modern fleet of aircraft and a reputation for excellent on board service plus numerous code share partners and connections with many other carriers, Ethiopian Airlines is one of the best ways to reach some of Africas greatest cities.Ethiopian has a mixed fleet of over 36 aircraft and have 10 brand new B787’s on order from Boeing.
In addition to their economy class in-flight service, Ethiopian also offer a "cloud nine" service. As part of the experience Ethopian provide both grown up passengers and children amenity kits, free newspapers and magazines which is enhanced by a choice of meal and fruit and cheese board and a liqueur.
Ethiopian Airlines announce new routes to Maputo, Malakal and Bengui from Addis Ababa hub.
Ethiopian Airlines Named Best African Cargo Airline of the Year At the prestigious Air Cargo News awards held in London, Ethiopian Airlines were named the 2016 Cargo Airline of 2016.
New Ethiopian Airlines Flights to New York Ethiopian Airlines are set to launch 3 timers weekly flights to New York Newark from Addis Abana on July 3rd.
Ethiopian Airlines Continues to Grow Profits Ethiopian Airlines sees yet more profits as major African airlines are facing difficult times.
Ethiopian Airlines announces schedule from Addis Ababa to New York flying on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and Lome to New York flying on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday!
Addis Ababa to New York - Ethiopian Airlines Launching New Direct Route in June Ethiopian Airlines will be launching a new direct service to New York (JFK) from Addis Ababa (ADD).
Ethiopian Airlines Signs $63m Aircraft Deal with Bombardier Ethiopian Airlines have signed a purchase agreement for approximately $63 million with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft for two Q400 turboprop aircraft, bringing Ethiopian’s total Q400 fleet to 19 aircraft.
Ethiopian Airlines Increases Flights to Dehli Ethiopian Airlines in set to introduce twice daily flights to Delhi as of March 26th.
Ethiopian Airlines returns to New York Book your Ethiopian Airlines flights with Alternative Airlines Alternative Airlines is an Online Travel Agency bonded by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
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