Ethiopian Airlines


Burgoyne House, Unit 2, Ground Floor, Building 3, Great West Quarter, Ealing road Brentford,TW8 0GB
Member Number: 204658 Tel: +44 208 987 2480

Ethiopian Airlines (ET), a Star Alliance member, is a Pan-African global carrier operating one of the youngest fleet in the aviation industry with average aircraft age of 6 years.  Ethiopian is celebrating 75 years of flying during 2021.

Ethiopian currently serves 121 international destinations (64 in Africa) across 5 continents with over 270 daily departures.

Ethiopian is in the second phase of its 15-year strategic roadmap, called 'Vision 2025', which will see it become the leading Aviation Group in Africa with seven profit centers grossing total annual revenue of 10 billion dollars by 2025.

UK Flights 

From Heathrow Terminal 2, Ethiopian offers a daily non-stop service to Addis Ababa  and operates the Airbus A350.

From Manchester, Ethiopian offers 3 flights per week to Addis Ababa and operates the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  

COVID19 Travel Updates 

For details of operational flights, country entry restrictions and more please go to our website

Domestic Travel 

If travelling within Ethiopia, there are substantial discounts offered for domestic flights when international flights to/from Addis Ababa are flown with Ethiopian Airlines.

Free Baggage Allowance

Economy Class: Checked-in baggage is 2 x 23kg bags

Business Class: Checked-in baggage is 3 x 23kg bags  

Flying from Europe 

Ethiopian serves Athens, Geneva, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Paris, Marseille, Brussels, Vienna, Stockholm, Oslo, Rome and Milan.  Dublin & Madrid curently not operating

Online Services Offering Convenience 

Using the Ethiopian Mobile Booking App, our guests can now book, pay, check-in and download boarding cards to their phone. 


Through its strategic partnership agreements with Star Alliance Members, Malawian and ASKY airlines, Ethiopian Airlines can offer flexible itinerary options within neighbouring African countries.


Where we operate

  • Angola
  • Burkina Faso
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Congo, Democratic Republic
  • Central African Republic
  • Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Cameroon
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Comoros
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sudan
  • Senegal
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zanzibar
  • Congo
  • Burundi
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Sierra Leone
  • Liberia
  • Somalia
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Mali

Activities offered

  • Air Charters


04 August 2022

Ethiopian Airlines welcomes Bulawayo to the Network

Explore Bulawayo with Ethiopian Airlines connecting 4 x a week from London-Heathrow commencing 30th October 2022 and connecting on the new additional Saturday service from Manchester Airport effective 5th November 2022.

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28 July 2022

Ethiopian Airlines Orders Africa’s First A350-1000

Addis Ababa, 28 July 2022 Ethiopian Airlines Group, the flag carrier of Ethiopia, Africa’s largest airline group, has upsized four of its A350-900 on order to the largest variant of the A350 Family, the A350-1000, becoming Africa’s first customer for the aircraft.

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05 June 2022

Ethiopian to Feature on BBC One – The Airport: Back in The Skies – Monday 6th June

Ethiopian Airlines will feature in BBC One’s returning series The Airport – Back in the Skies. The series started its broadcast on Monday 9 May at 8.30pm on BBC One.

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18 April 2022

Ethiopian Resumes flights to Antananarivo, Madagascar

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce the resumption of our flight operation to Antananarivo, Madagascar effective 23rd April.  For now, 5 weekly flights shall operate between ADD/TNR/ADD providing excellent connectivity with our LHR flights in particular.

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24 March 2022

Mesfin Tasew Appointed as New CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group

The Board of Management of Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Mesfin Tasew Bekele, as Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group, effective March 23, 2022.

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02 March 2022

Ethiopian Airlines Flexible Cancellation Policy

Ethiopian Airlines UK is pleased to announce a flexible cancellation fee policy for UK tour operators.  Effective immediately and until further notice, its ITX fares cancellation rule has been amended to waive the cancellation fee penalty should there be Covid19 related travel restrictions imposed either at the origin (UK) or passenger’s destination in Africa.

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26 November 2021

Relaxed Refund & Rebooking Policy by Ethiopian Airlines

REMINDER - Relaxed Refund & Rebooking Policy by Ethiopian Airlines (Revised, November 10, 2021) This policy is applicable for Passengers holding ET document (071), for tickets issued on/before December 31, 2021 and for travel between 01 March 2020 to March 31, 2022.

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08 November 2021

Ethiopian Airlines has signed Codeshare and Interline Agreement with AccessRail

Ethiopian Airlines has signed a Codeshare and Interline Agreement with AccessRail to widen connectivity options for passengers destined to Western Europe, United Kingdom, Scandinavian, Japan and Canada.

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27 October 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Partners with Aero HygenX for Deployment of Autonomous UV-C Disinfecting Solution

Ethiopian Airlines Group and Aero HygenX executives, inventors of RAY – an autonomous aircraft sanitization robot – signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining a plan for fleetwide deployment and regional marketing of Aero HygenX’s autonomous UV-C light disinfecting robot.

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15 October 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Enter into an Interline Agreement with South Africa’s Airlink

Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is delighted to announce that it has signed an interline agreement with Airlink(4Z), an airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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12 October 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Renews USD 110 Million Deal with the Texas Based SabreSonic and Adopts Set of Solutions to Power Recovery

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia and SOUTHLAKE, Texas– 11 October 2021– Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, and Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopia’s flag carrier and the largest airline in Africa, have renewed their long-term strategic partnership for another seven years with minimum commitment of USD 110 million.

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07 October 2021

Ethiopian Airlines is delighted to introduce a new  product - My Sheba Space.

Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled a new digital option when booking seats, called ‘My Sheba Space’, this option enables economy class travellers to purchase one or more empty seats on-board to get extra space and relax during the flight.

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07 September 2021

Ethiopian COVID- 19 Vaccine Airlift Exceeds 50 Million Doses Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines Group has transported 50 million doses of vaccine to more than 28 countries across the globe and became the only African carrier to reach such a milestone playing crucial role during this difficult time.

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01 September 2021

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing have Signed Strategic MoU to Position Ethiopia as Africa’s Aviation Hub

Ethiopian Airlines Group and the Boeing company have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on positioning Ethiopia as an aviation hub for Africa.

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16 July 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Kenya partners with Tour Operators Society of Kenya (TOSK) on leisure travel

Ethiopian Airlines Kenya has partnered and signed an MOU with Tour Operators Society of Kenya (TOSK). This partnership is to promote and market leisure travel into Ethiopia and within the Ethiopian Airlines network.

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07 July 2021

Ethiopian named as Africa's top airline in Passenger and Freight traffic

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest Pan-African airline, has become Africa’s top airline in passenger and freight traffic retaining its leadership position in the continent.

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06 July 2021

Ethiopian Starts Operating Flights with Fully Vaccinated Crew

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s largest carrier, has started operating flights with fully vaccinated crew against COVID-19 to keep travellers safe in light of the pandemic.

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21 June 2021

Update from Ethiopian Airlines

Dear Partner Due to ongoing Covid uncertainty and in anticipation of some aftershocks for a period of time to come, schedule/capacity adjustments continue to be challenging tasks from an airline perspective.

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10 June 2021

Ethiopian Airlines passenger flight resumption to LHR eff 12th June 2021

We are pleased to advise that Ethiopian Airlines shall resume direct passenger flights between Addis Ababa to London Heathrow effective 12th June 2021.

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26 April 2021

Ethiopian Launches High-End COVID-19 Testing Lab at its Hub

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s leading Airline, is pleased to announce that it has joined hands with BGI Health Ethiopia, a subsidiary of China's biotech giant, the BGI Genomics Co., Ltd, to launch high-end COVID-19 testing laboratory at its main hub and the continent’s busiest airport, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

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29 March 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Africa’s leading airline is to trial IATA Travel Pass

Addis Ababa, 26 March 2021 Ethiopian Airlines Africa’s leading airline is to trial IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications and restart travel.

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18 March 2021

Ethiopian Airlines UK Flights temporary suspension - update 17th March 2021

Due to the inclusion of Ethiopia on the red list from Friday 19th March 2021 until further notice, Ethiopian Airlines has made necessary adjustments to its UK (Heathrow and Manchester) operations.

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16 March 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Statement re Red List

Following Monday's announcement in the UK that Ethiopia will be added to the UK Governments red list from 4am on Friday March 19th 2021, Ethiopian Airlines has made necessary adjustments to its UK (Heathrow and Manchester) operations until further notice.

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12 March 2021

Ethiopian Transports COVID-19 Vaccines to African Countries

Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it has operated COVID-19 vaccine delivery flights from Mumbai to Addis Ababa and from Beijing to Brazzaville. Ethiopian transported the first batch of coronavirus vaccines from Mumbai to Addis Ababa on 06 March 2021.

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10 February 2021

Ethiopia receives WTTC’s Safe Travels Stamp

Ethiopia is the latest destination to be awarded the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp – the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp – following major steps implemented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism last year to ensure safety for residents, travellers, and workers and businesses in the tourism value chain, as Ethiopia reopened its borders to international visitors.

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09 December 2020

Ethiopian Airlines Offers Passengers a Discounted Rate for PCR Tests

Ethiopian Airlines Offers Passengers a Discounted Rate for PCR Tests Ethiopian in conjunction with Randox, one of the UK's largest suppliers of corona virus testing, is now offering passengers a discounted rate for a PCR test.

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17 November 2020

Ethiopian takes delivery of two new Airbus A350-900s

London- 17 November 2020 - Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has taken delivery of two new Airbus A350-900 aircraft in Addis Ababa. These new aircraft bring the Ethiopian fleet of A350s to 16 and the first two from the ten additional A350s ordered in 2017.

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21 October 2020

Manchester is Non-Stop to Addis Ababa

Manchester is Non-Stop to Addis Ababa With effect from Sunday 25 October until the end of November, our Sunday flight from Manchester is non-stop direct to Addis Ababa.

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06 October 2020

Ethiopian Airlines has resumed operations to over 50 routes

Ethiopian Airlines has resumed operations to over 50 routes including Abuja, Harare, Lagos, Lusaka, Windhoek, Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, and Mombasa.  With South Africa and Uganda now open for commercial flights, Ethiopian is resuming flight operations to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Entebbe effective 1 October 2020.

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02 October 2020

Ethiopian Unveils COVID-19 Global Insurance Cover

Ethiopian Airlines Group is pleased to announce that it will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 as of 01st of October 2020 until 31st of March 2021. The coverage is applicable on all Ethiopian’s international flights booked with the airline’s tickets.

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25 September 2020

Ethiopian to Resume Flight to Victoria Falls

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s largest airline is pleased to announce the resumption of its flight services to Victoria Falls, African’s most spectacular natural sites effective 06 October,2020.

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21 September 2020

Ethiopian Airlines increases services to Malawi

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline has increased services to Lilongwe since the reopening of Malawi’s airports. In addition to the Saturday service, Ethiopian will now operate a Tuesday departure out of their hub in Addis Ababa, all connecting with departures from London-Heathrow.

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31 August 2020

Ethiopian Expands Its Global Hub - Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, unveils its new Aviation Infrastructure blending Modernity with Bio Safety.

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the Largest Aviation Group in Africa is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a new passenger terminal at its hub Addis Ababa Bole International Airport with emphasis on Bio Security and Bio Safety measures.

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26 August 2020

Ethiopian Airlines sponsors RIDE 4 RANGERS supporting ATTA, Tusk & Land Rover

Ethiopian Airlines welcomed riders supporting ‘Ride 4 Rangers’ at Manchester Airport today, Sunday 23rd August 2020.  The British amateur cyclists started their global 30,000KM bike ride in Land’s End on Saturday 15th August and will arrive in John O’Groats on Saturday 29th August.

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30 June 2020

Ethiopian Welcomes Back Business and Leisure Customers with Emphasis on Wellness

During the pandemic, Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, was the go-to airline for essential travel, repatriation flights and airlift of medical and personal protective equipment (PPE). With the easing of travel restrictions across the globe, Ethiopian is pleased to announce that it’s happy to welcome back business and leisure travelers with programs aimed at safeguarding their health and safety.

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11 June 2020

Ethiopian Airlines - We're Taking To The Skies Again

It's been a while but we are back! As country restrictions begin to lift we are resuming operations on many of our routes, all of which are now in the GDS and available for you to book. From Heathrow we are operating a daily non-stop evening departure to Addis Ababa using our Airbus 350.

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26 May 2020

Ethiopia Can't Wait To See You

We may be experiencing unprecedented times but we are all going through this together.  While now may not be the right time to travel, our memories of past travels will sustain us until we can travel again.

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25 May 2020

Ethiopian Airlines: We've Gone Places Together Before And We Will Do So Again

The sky is where we belong; we are not designed to sit on the tarmac, but instead to soar in the air

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15 April 2020

Ethiopian Airlines (UK) Policy Update - 15 April 2020

This policy is applicable for the UK market and customers holding tickets issued on ET document (071), flights operated by ET across the Ethiopian international network (excluding domestic flights within Ethiopia) and valid for ticketed bookings for travel dates between 01 March to 30th June 2020.

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01 April 2020

UK Flight Schedule Amendments for Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, has today announced the following temporary schedule adjustment to their UK flight operation.

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26 March 2020

Ethiopian Airlines Africa Route Update - 26 March 2020

As of 26 March Ethiopian Airlines is still serving the following African destinations

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23 March 2020

Ethiopia Quarantine

To control the spread of COVID-19, the Ethiopian Government has decided to quarantine all arriving passengers entering Ethiopia for 14 days at the expense of the passengers. All passengers arriving into Ethiopia after 00:10 a.m. on March 23, 2020 will be placed in mandatory quarantine at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel for 14 days at passenger expense. Additional hotel will be selected and advised in due course.

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25 February 2020

Ethiopian Airlines Welcomes New UK PR Manager

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the Largest Aviation Group in Africa welcomes Sally Peters as newly appointed PR Manager for the UK. Sally Peters joined Ethiopian Airlines on 3rd February 2020 further strengthening the UK marketing team at their London offices in Chiswick. Sally brings a huge amount of experience to the fast-growing African airline, having previously worked in the airline and tourism industry.

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11 July 2019

Ethiopian to Launch Flights to Garowe, Somalia

Ethiopian Airlines Group is pleased to announce the launch of its flight to Garowe, Somalia, via Bossaso, Somalia effective 15 July 2019. The flight schedule to Garowe, Somalia is as per the below providing connectivity from LHR & MAN on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday.

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20 June 2019

Ethiopia Shines as Highlight of The New Series for BBC’s Top Gear Team

Top Gear executive producers and new presenters Paddy McGuinness and Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff revealed that filming in Ethiopia was the “highlight” of making the latest series. Ethiopian Airlines flew the whole team out to Gondar in April to film their first adventure together which showcased Ethiopia’s beauty to an audience of 2.5 million viewers on Sunday night.

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10 June 2019

Ethiopian GCEO Re-Appointed to IATA Board of Governors

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam has been re-appointed to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Board of Governors for a three year-term at the 75th annual general meeting held in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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03 June 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Fly Fans to Champions League Final

Ethiopian Airlines partnered with ACC Aviation Group, to fly hundreds of fans to Madrid for the UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur over the weekend. Excited fans travelled from three airports around the country to Madrid to watch the all English club final. Ethiopian chartered three widebody aircraft for, the UK’s largest sports tour operator, with Reds fans travelling from Liverpool and Manchester aboard our Boeing 787-900 and 787-800 Dreamliners, while Spurs fans flew out of London Heathrow aboard our Airbus A350-900.

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21 March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Training Misreporting

Ethiopian Airlines expresses its deep disappointment on the incorrect reporting by the New York Times titled, “Ethiopian Airlines Had a Max 8 Simulator, but Pilot on Doomed Flight Didn’t Receive Training” Before phasing in the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, Ethiopian Airlines pilots completed both the Boeing recommended and FAA approved training.

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06 March 2019

Ethiopian To Operate All-Women Functioned Flight To Oslo On International Womens Day

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that they will be celebrating International Women’s Day by operating an All Women Functioned Flight on Addis Ababa – Stockholm - Oslo route on March 08, 2019. The all women functioned flight will operate from the continent of Africa to meet with their counterparts in Europe to show the power of women to the world.

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05 February 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Opens New Terminal And New Addis Ababa Hotel

Ethiopian Airlines hosted a double celebration this week as they launched their new state-of-the-art passenger terminal at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and officially opened their own brand new ultra-modern 5-star Skylight Hotel. The launch ceremony was attended by FDRE Prime Minister H.E. Dr Abiy Ahmed, African Union Chairperson H.E. Mr Moussa Faki, Ministers, high level government officials, Ethiopian Airlines Board Members, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, Executive Management Members and other invited guests.

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12 July 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates 45 Years In London

Ethiopian Airlines held an anniversary dinner last week at London’s Syon Park, right under the airlines flight path from Heathrow, to celebrate 45 years of operating from the UK.

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11 July 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Airplane Lands in Asmara after 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines is very pleased to land in Asmara, neighbouring Eritrea, in VVIP flight led by H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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18 June 2018

Ethiopian to Start Flights to Barcelona, 13th Destination in Europe

Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to launch new flight services to Barcelona, Spain as of July 01, 2018, deploying the ultra-modern B787– 800 Dreamliner.

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13 June 2018

Chicago joins Ethiopian global network

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that has it started services to Chicago as of June 10, 2018.

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15 May 2018

Manchester Airport secures flights to Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airlines improving connectivity for 400,000 people

Manchester Airport has secured a landmark route into the heart of Africa, underlining its pivotal role in connecting the North to the world’s most important markets.

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12 March 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Announce 3 x Weekly Additional Flights to/from London Heathrow during summer 2018

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce the launch of additional flights to and from London Heathrow during the period 2nd June through 27th October 2018. This brings the total number of ET flights out of LHR to 10 a week during this period. All flights will operate with the new Airbus A350 with capacity of 313 in economy and 30 business class lie flat seats.

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30 November 2017

Ethiopian Second Boeing 787-9 Made Its Debut Flight to Beijing

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its second B-787-9 aircraft named after the Chinese capital city Beijing has made its maiden commercial flight to Beijing. On-board the new Ethiopian game changing fleet, passengers have enjoyed its unique features such biggest windows in the sky, high ceiling, less noise, distinctive lighting, and higher air humidity at 40 000 feet.

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01 November 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has received the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on October 27, 2017

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the technologically advanced, ultra-comfortable, fuel-efficient and environment-friendly 787 family that Ethiopian will be receiving. Ethiopian was the first in the world outside Japan to receive and operate the 787-8 back in August 2012.

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23 October 2017

Ethiopian Avails Free Wi-Fi Connection at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, and the Ethiopian Airports Services are pleased to announce to their valued customers that they have availed free Wi-Fi connection at its main hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport as of October 2017.

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11 October 2017

Ethiopian Starts Night Services, offering more Convenient Connections

Gondar and Axum Airports’ Facilities Upgraded for Night Flights Ethiopian is pleased to announce the upgrading of Gondar and Axum airports’ facilities to accommodate night flights, and the start of night services to the two cities effective October, 2017. The weekly night flight schedule to Axum and Gondar (in local time) is as follows:

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14 September 2017

Ethiopian Airlines Group has merged with the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (Eae) Forming 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 on July 14, 2017.

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15 August 2017

Ethiopian Retrofitted its B767-300 Fleet with Flat Bed Seats and Wifi IFE

Ethiopian Airlines Group is pleased to announce to its valued customers that it has fully refurbished its Boeing 767-300 ER fleet utilised on routes to India, Middle East and Africa destinations.   The newly refurbished airplane is fitted with brand new full flat-bed seats in Cloud Nine, modern IFE with high resolution 17 inches screen and in-seat power outlets (inflight entertainment), lighting and other modern cabin products. Customers in the main cabin will also enjoy new seats, multip…

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27 July 2017

Ethiopian to Start Services to Bahrain

Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it will start services to Bahrain effective August 17, 2017 with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior. Bahrain, a nation comprising more than 30 islands in the Persian Gulf has been at the centre of major trade routes since olden days with growing economy over the past decade.  Flight Number Frequency Departure Departure  Time Arrival …

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05 July 2017

Ethiopian Airlines Inaugurates State-Of-The-Art Cargo Terminal-II

On June 29th 2017 Ethiopian Airlines was delighted to inaugurate its state of the art Cargo Terminal-II. This momentous inauguration event was graced by H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the FDRE, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Shide, Minister of Transport and Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam GCEO Ethiopian Airlines together with other high-level government officials and participants of the ICAO Cargo Forum. H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn remarked: “Today, the national flag carrier has becom…

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15 June 2017

Ethiopia Launches Online Entry VISA Application and Issuance (E-Visa)

The Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations of the initial phase to commence an e-visa service for international visitors to Ethiopia effective June 12, 2017. The e- visa is processed and issued online on a single Web page where applicants apply, pay and secure their entry visa online. Once the online application is approved, applicants will receive an email authorizing them to travel to Ethiopia and they…

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31 March 2017

Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways to Revamp Codeshare Services

Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways, both members of Star Alliance, have entered into an expanded codeshare agreement, inked on October 01, 2016 and projected to be effective as of 2017 summer season. The revamped codeshare agreement is anticipated to further enhance the cooperation among the two carriers and avail a range of additional destinations for customers to travel to. Mr. Girma Shiferaw, A/Vice President Strategic Planning and Alliances, Ethiopian, remarked, “As a succe…

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24 March 2017

Ethiopian Launches 3 New Flights to 3 New Destinations in Just 3 Days

Ethiopian Airlines is delighted to announce that it has finalized preparations to launch flights to three new destinations – Victoria Falls, Oslo and Antananarivo – within three days, 26-28 March 2017. Heralding the launch of three new destinations in three days, Group CEO Mr. Tewolde Gebre Mariam said, “Three new flights to three new destinations in just three days is one of the greatest expansions in Ethiopian’s long and illustrious history. We are proud that we are a…

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09 January 2017

Ethiopian to Launch Flights to Jakarta

Ethiopian Airlines, is delighted to announce that it will start services to Jakarta, Indonesia, in June 2017 using the ultra-modern Boeing 787-800. Jakarta is Indonesia’s economic, cultural and political centre. Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world, and with this new service, Ethiopian will have service to all 5 of the most populous countries on earth.  The country is made up more than 13,000 islands. Flight Effective Days…

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20 December 2016

Ethiopian will Start Direct and non-stop Services to Singapore

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it will start a direct and non-stop service to Singapore as of June 2017 using the ultra-modern Boeing 787. Singapore’s Changi airport is one of the major global aviation hubs with the latest airport infrastructure and one of the best hub transfer services. Singapore is also one of the pre- eminent financial hubs in the world.  Flight Effective Days Origin Departs …

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05 December 2016

Ethiopian Airlines launches Victoria Falls route

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it will start four weekly flights to Victoria Falls, site of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, as of March 26, 2017, with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior. Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters. Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, said “It is a continuat…

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29 November 2016

Ethiopian to Stretch its Wings to Oslo

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it will commence scheduled five weekly flights to Oslo, Norway via Stockholm with the ultra - modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner effective March 26, 2017. Oslo is the capital, most populous city and governmental centre in Norway, a hub to the Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. Flight Number Frequency Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival  Airport Ar…

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16 November 2016

Ethiopian Launches Renovated ShebaMiles Web Page

Ethiopian Airlines proudly announces that it has launched a newly redesigned ShebaMiles Frequent Flyer Program web page to improve customers’ online experience in terms of ease of use, data quality and better control on account management through enhanced self-service options. The new ShebaMiles web page, among other features, incorporates digital card download option, reduced number of fields for enrolment process, tool tips, improved validations and supplementary information for each …

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10 November 2016

Ethiopian Airlines announces increase in flight frequency to Cape Town to 10 times weekly from December 1st 2016.

Ethiopian Airlines proudly announces that all has been set to increase flight frequency to Cape Town to 10 times weekly beginning from December 1st 2016. Flight No Effective  Date Frequency Departure  Airport Departing Time Arrival  Airport Arrival  Time Subfleet ET  0849 5-Dec-16 ADD …

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03 November 2016

Ethiopian begins flying to Moroni, Comoros

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it begins thrice weekly services to Moroni, Comoros with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior, as of November 2, 2016. The flights to Moroni operate thrice weekly via Dar es Salaam. Moroni is the largest city, the federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “We are thrilled to spread our…

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10 October 2016

Ethiopian Airlines new flight to Windhoek, Namibia

Ethiopian Airlines has commenced services to Windhoek, Namibia, via Gaborone, as of October 6, 2016. Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia, headquartering most of the national enterprises and cultural institutions. Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “As a Pan-African airline, it has always been our source of pride to connect Africa together and to the rest of the world. The addition of Windhoek to our ever expanding network brings …

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30 August 2016

Ethiopian to start services to Windhoek, Namibia

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African airline, is pleased to announce that it will commence services to Windhoek, Namibia, via Gaborone, starting from 4th October, 2016. Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia, headquartering most of the national enterprises and cultural institutions. Flt Desg Freq Dept Arp Dept Time Arvl Arp Arrv Time Subfleet…

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04 August 2016

Ethiopian Airlines set to Launch Africa’s First Airbus A350 on London Heathrow Route

Africa’s first and most technologically advanced aircraft, the Airbus A350 XWB, will be launched on the London Heathrow route from Sunday 14th August 2016. Passengers on the airlines’ daily non-stop services between Heathrow to Addis Ababa will be able to enjoy the more spacious seats and wider windows, the lowest twin engine noise level, advanced air conditioning technology and full LED mood lighting designed to enhance comfort and reduce jet-lag after a long flight.  They w…

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29 June 2016

Ethiopian Airlines Launches Africa’s First Airbus A350

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and largest African airline, yesterday continued its aviation technology leadership by becoming the first airline in Africa to take delivery of an Airbus A350 XWB in Toulouse, France. Ethiopian has ordered 14 Airbus A350 XWB in total and will be taking delivery of the remaining 13 aircraft in the near future. The A350 XWB is one of the most comfortable, technologically innovative and fuel-efficient aircraft in the market today providing exceptional level…

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13 June 2016

New – Place a Bid to Upgrade and Travel in Business Class (Cloud Nine) from Economy Class

Ethiopian Airlines has introduced a great new program that will give passengers the option to bid for an upgrade and travel in Business class from Economy class.  Using the program “Upgrade to Cloud Nine” customers who have a valid Ethiopian Economy class ticket from London Heathrow and other selected routes can make an individual bid for an upgrade to Business Class. Passengers who win the bid will be able to enjoy the benefits of our Cloud Nine services. How does it work? Af…

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18 April 2016

Happy 70th Birthday Ethiopian Airlines 70 Years Young and Looking Better Than Ever

As of April 2016, Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is delighted to celebrate its 70years of dedicated and highly successful air transport services to, from and within the continent of Africa. On April 8th 1946, Ethiopian Airlines Inc. celebrated its first commercial flight from Addis Ababa to Cairo. Seven decades later, the new venture established by Trans World Airlines (TWA) and the Ethiopian government has become one of the Africa's leading carriers with a strong mission of bringing Africa toget…

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15 April 2016

Ethiopian Express will start 4 weekly flights Service to Hawassa (AWA)

Ethiopian Express, the Domestic Strategic Business Unit of the Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Group is pleased to announce that it is ready to stretch its wings with 4 weekly flight services to Hawassa with the Q-400 aircraft as of 16 April 2016. The flight to Hawassa, which will become the 20th domestic destination, is scheduled to be on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday as per the programme below.   Flight Number Departure Airport Departure Time…

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09 March 2016

ET to Mark March 8 with All Women Operated Flight

Ethiopian Airlines will mark the International Women’s Day, March 8, with an All-Women Operated Flight dispatched on the Addis Ababa – Kigali route. The flight is aimed at further strengthening Ethiopian’s corporate conviction of “Women Empowerment for a Sustainable Growth”. Women staff members will operate the flight fully on the ground and in the sky, from flight deck crew members and Cabin Operations to Airport Operations; Flight Dispatcher; Load Controller; R…

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09 March 2016

The Big Apple joins Ethiopian Airlines Expanding Global Network

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that preparations are being finalized to launch flights to New York’s JFK airport by the end of June 2016. Flights from Addis Ababa to JFK will depart Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings, and will return from JFK to Addis Ababa the same evening. Flights will make an intermediate stop in Lomé, home base for Ethiopian Airline’s partner ASKY Airlines, in both directions. The NYC flig…

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11 January 2016

Ethiopian Expands Cape Town Service with Nonstop Flights from Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines (ET), the largest and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce the addition of 2 x weekly non-stop flights between Addis Ababa and Cape Town, effective 3rd February 2016.  This expansion complements its existing 4x weekly services to Cape Town, now offering a total of 6 flights.   For the U.K market, there will be 6 x weekly connections from Heathrow (T2) to Cape Town and 6 x return connections with Heathrow – Addis – Heathrow operated …

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08 December 2015

Ethiopian Start Flights to Durban

Ethiopian Airlines (ET), the largest and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce commencement of 3 x weekly flights to Durban effective 16th December 2015. Durban will be airline’s 3rd destination in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town.  For the U.K market, currently 3 x weekly connections from Heathrow (T2) and 2 x return connections are available per following schedule:- DAY Heathrow Addis …

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19 November 2015

Ethiopian Airlines Pioneer First Ever All Women Functioned Flight on November 19, 2015

Ethiopian Airlines is making aviation history tomorrow with the first ever all women functioned flight taking to the skies from Addis Ababa to Bangkok. This historic flight is pioneering within the aviation industry and aims to reflect a corporate philosophy of empowering women within Ethiopian Airlines. This flight will be fully handled by women on the ground and in the sky from flight deck, crew members and cabin operations to airport operations; flight dispatcher; load controller; ramp ope…

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06 November 2015

Unprecedented numbers attended WTM Ethiopia Press Conference hosted by Ethiopian Airlines and the Ethiopian Tourism Organisation

Ethiopian Airlinesand the ETO were delighted by the great turn out attending the press conference which was used to outline their plans for Ethiopia as a major African tourism destination going forward.  Speakers, including His Excellency Ambassador Berhanu Kebede and CEO of Ethiopian Tourism Organisation Soloman Tadesse were astounded when the event filled up in record time leaving many unable to squeeze into the 60 seat conference room. Soloman Tadesse, CEO of the Ethiopian Tourism Orga…

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