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About

Ethiopian Airlines is the national airline of Ethiopia and is owned by the Ethiopian Government. Customers wishing to pay in local currency, we offer the option to buy flights in Ethiopian Birr. 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. It's currently the fastest-growing airline in Africa. The company have been servicing passengers for over 70 years. 

Ethiopian commands the lion's share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.

The airline is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centres: Ethiopian Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services.

 


Fleet

Ethiopian Airline's fleet is constantly adapting and changing but currently includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

 


Frequent Flyer Program

Ethiopian Airlines has a frequent flyer program called ShebaMiles to reward regular travelers. 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.

You can collect frequent flyer points easily with Alternative Airlines and reap the benefits from your chosen alliance. If you are not a member of an Airline Alliance yet, have a read of our article to give you an idea of which frequent flyer program is best for you. 

 


Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Business Class passengers are permitted two pieces of baggage weighing no more than 7kg each without extra cost. For Economy Class passengers, one piece of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 7kg is permitted at no extra cost. Passengers may also carry the following items as long as they do not exceed 5kg: small handbag, laptop, overcoat or blanket, small camera, reading material and infant's basket.

Checked Baggage

The checked baggage allowance for passengers varies depending on the booking class and destination. For domestic flights travelling within Ethiopia, Cloud Nine (Business Class) passengers are permitted 30kg of checked baggage. Economy Class passengers are permitted 20kg. If travelling internationally, please check your booking details for your free baggage allowance.

 


Online Check-in

Online Check-In

Online check-in is available between two and 36  hours before departure and will enable passengers with Ethiopian Airlines to confirm their attendance, select their seat, and make their way through the airport more efficiently. Check out the web check-in page to find out more information, or our online check-in page to find out about alternative airlines. 

 

Airport Check-In

Check-in counters open three hours before scheduled departure time and close one hour before, regardless of the airport of departure or whether its an international or domestic flight. Airport check-in can be completed by visiting the check-in desks or by one of the self-service kiosks.

 


In-Flight Entertainment

On certain flights, passengers have access to inflight entertainment selection on the screens built into the seat in front of them.

TV

Ethiopian Airlines offers TV programs certain aircraft to help passengers pass the time during their flight.

Movies

Ethiopian Airlines provides movies for passengers to enjoy on certain long-haul aircraft.

 


WIFI

In-flight wifi is available on all A350 fleet. Passengers flying in any class can buy wifi vouchers at Ethiopian Airlines customer service desks, from cabin crew at boarding gates or online.

Price is based on megabytes: $10 for 100MB or 4,000 miles $20 for 200MB or 8,000 miles 

(Current prices at October 2019).

 


Fare Classes

Ethiopian Airlines offers multiple class fares: Economy, and Business.

 


Ethiopian Airlines' Economy Class

Ethiopian Airlines' Economy Class is full of comfort, warm hospitality and service with a smile.

 

Economy Class Facilities

Before flying, relax in the exclusive Cloud Nine lounge. On-board, facilities provided in Economy class include light snacks or hot meals on all flights with a range of alcoholic beverages and wine. Every passenger can enjoy the Ethiopian cuisines provided on all flight routes. Children meals are also available.

In-flight entertainment is available with music, documentaries and films.

 

Economy Class Seating

Comfortable seating is provided in Economy Class with entertainment included. Most seating on the Boeing aircraft is 33 inches by 17 inches.

 


 

Ethiopian Airlines' Business Class

"Cloud Nine" is the name of Ethiopian Airlines' Business Class fare

Business Studios are available on the A380 and 787 Dreamliners, focused on providing a luxurious experience.

Business Class Facilities

In-flight, relax with personal mood-lighting and a massage function, all provided at the touch of a button. Wi-Fi connectivity is provided, as well as touch screen/high definition TV’s, with noise cancelling headphones, and a Dine Anytime menu. The amenity kit includes two exclusive Colonia products. The A380 Upper Deck also provides a boutique hotel inspired Lobby space.

Short haul

Both cold canapés and hot meals are provided on short haul flights in Business Class, depending on the flight times. A range of hot and cold drinks are also provided.

Medium and Long haul

A variety of international dishes, as well as Ethiopian national dishes are served on medium and long haul flights. A desert selection and cheeses are followed with a serving of coffees and teas. Ethiopian 'Kolo' - roasted barley - or crackers with complimentary drinks, either alcoholic or non are served too during the flight journey.

Business Class Seating

The Business Studio’s have a unique design, with forward and rear facing seats, aimed at offering increased personal space. There are two seating options available, depending on the airplane body. On narrow body aircraft, Business Seats offer a generous recline as well as ample legroom. On wide-bodied aircraft, Business flatbed seats recline into a fully-flat bed, with full size comforters and pillows, back support, and adjustable headrest and cushion firmness!

 


 

Food

Meal Options

Meals are inspired by traditional Ethiopian cuisine, from the traditional national dish ‘Injera be wot’ to ‘Teff’ bread, made with the highest quality and freshest ingredients. In Economy class, passengers are given complimentary meals from a light snack to a hot meal, depending on the time and duration of your flight. In ‘Cloud Nine’ cabin, passenger are given a variety of meals, dependent on the duration and departure time of your flight. These are served with fresh fruit, cheese plate, Ethiopian ‘Teff’ bread and a choice of deserts.

The Ethiopian national dish - Lasagna - is found on the following flight routes in Economy Class: 404, 406, 414, 416, 500, 502, 510, 602, 710, 809.

Special Dietary Requirements

Ethiopian don’t provide any set special meals, however, if you require a special meal such as a vegan or vegetarian meal, gluten free meal or Kosher meal, contact the airline direct to see what they can do to accommodate you.

Drinks & Alcohol

Passengers can enjoy a selection of drinks on board their Ethiopian Airlines flight, either to accompany their meal or as an aperitif. The selection of drinks include items such as soft drinks, beers and wine.

 


Special Services

Special services are provided on board from traveling with a pet, unaccompanied minors and traveling whilst pregnant. You can contact Alternative Airlines if you have an special service request.

 

 


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Route Map

Ethiopian Airlines Route Map

 


Destinations

Domestic Destinations

CITY AIRPORT IATA
Addis Ababa Addis Ababa Bole International Airport ADD
Arba Minch Arba Minch Airport AMH
Asosa Asosa Airport ASO
Axum Axum Airport AXU
Awasa Awasa Airport AWA
Bahar Dar Bahir Dar Airport BJR
Dembidolo Dembidolo Airport DEM
Dessie Combolcha Airport DSE
Dire Dawa Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport DIR
Gambela Gambela Airport GMB
Goba Robe Airport GOB
Gode Gode Airport GDE
Gondar Gondar Airport GDQ
Humera Humera Airport HUE
Jijiga Jijiga Airport JIJ
Jimma Aba Segud Airport JIM
Kebri Dahar Kabri Dar Airport ABK
Lalibela Lalibela Airport LLI
Mekele Alula Aba Airport MQX
Semera Semera Airport SZE

 

International Destinations

COUNTRY CITY AIRPORT IATA
Angola Luanda Quatro de Fevereiro Airport LAD
Argentina Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport EZE
Austria Vienna Vienna International Airport VIE
Bahrain Manama Bahrain International Airport BAH
Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport BRU
Liège Liège Airport LGG
Benin Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport COO
Botswana Gaborone Sir Seretse Khama International Airport GBE
Brazil São Paulo São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport GRU
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou Ouagadougou Airport OUA
Burundi Bujumbura Bujumbura International Airport BJM
Cameroon Douala Douala International Airport DLA
Yaoundé Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport NSI
Canada Toronto Toronto Pearson International Airport YYZ
Chad Ndjamena N'Djamena International Airport NDJ
Chile Santiago Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport SCL
China Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport PEK
Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport CTU
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport CKG
Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport CAN
Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport NKG
Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport PVG
Colombia Bogotá El Dorado International Airport BOG
Comoros Moroni Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport HAH
Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan Port Bouet Airport ABJ
Democratic Republic of the Congo Goma Goma International Airport GOM
Kinshasa N'djili Airport FIH
Lubumbashi Lubumbashi International Airport FBM
Djibouti Djibouti City Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport JIB
Egypt Cairo Cairo International Airport CAI
Eritrea Asmara Asmara International Airport ASM
Equatorial Guinea Malabo Malabo International Airport SSG
France Marseille Marseille Provence Airport MRS
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport CDG
Gabon Libreville Libreville International Airport LBV
Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport FRA
Ghana Accra Kotoka International Airport ACC
Greece Athens Athens International Airport ATH
Guinea Conakry Conakry International Airport CKY
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport HKG
India Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport AMD
Bangalore Kempegowda International Airport BLR
Chennai Chennai International Airport MAA
Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport DEL
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport BOM
Indonesia Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport CGK
Ireland Dublin Dublin Airport DUB
Israel Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport TLV
Italy Milan Milan Malpensa Airport MXP
Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport FCO
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport NRT
Kenya Mombasa Moi International Airport MBA
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport NBO
Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport KWI
Lebanon Beirut Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport BEY
Madagascar Antananarivo Ivato International Airport TNR
Nosy Be Fascene Airport NOS
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport KUL
Malawi Blantyre Chileka International Airport BLZ
Lilongwe Lilongwe International Airport LLW
Mali Bamako Senou International Airport BKO
Mozambique Beira Beira Airport BEW
Maputo Maputo International Airport MPM
Namibia Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport WDH
Niger Niamey Diori Hamani International Airport NIM
Nigeria Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport ABV
Enugu Akanu Ibiam International Airport ENU
Kano Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport KAN
Lagos Murtala Mohammed International Airport LOS
Norway Oslo Oslo Gardermoen Airport OSL
Oman Muscat Muscat International Airport MCT
Philippines Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport MNL
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon Airport LIS
Qatar Doha Hamad International Airport DOH
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville Maya-Maya Airport BZV
Pointe-Noire Pointe-Noire Airport PNR
Russia Moscow Domodedovo International Airport DME
Rwanda Kigali Kigali International Airport KGL
Saudi Arabia Dammam King Fahd International Airport DMM
Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport JED
Riyadh King Khalid International Airport RUH
Senegal Dakar Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport DKR
Seychelles Mahe Seychelles International Airport SEZ
Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport SIN
Somalia Berbera Berbera Airport BBO
Bosaso Bosaso Airport BSA
Garowe Garowe Airport CGR
Hargeisa Hargeisa International Airport HGA
Mogadishu Aden Adde International Airport MGQ
South Africa Cape Town Cape Town International Airport CPT
Durban King Shaka International Airport DUR
Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport JNB
South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport ICN
South Sudan Juba Juba Airport JUB
Malakal Malakal Airport MAK
Spain Barcelona Barcelona–El Prat Airport BCN
Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport MAD
Zaragoza Zaragoza Airport ZAZ
Sudan Khartoum Khartoum International Airport KRT
Port Sudan Port Sudan New International Airport PZU
Wadi Halfa Wadi Halfa Airport WHF
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm Arlanda Airport ARN
Switzerland Geneva Geneva Airport GVA
Tanzania Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport DAR
Kilimanjaro Kilimanjaro International Airport JRO
Zanzibar Zanzibar International Airport ZNZ
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport BKK
Togo Lomé Lomé–Tokoin International Airport LFW
Turkey Istanbul Istanbul Airport ISL
Uganda Entebbe/Kampala Entebbe International Airport EBB
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Airport AUH
Dubai Dubai International Airport DXB
United Kingdom London London Heathrow International Airport LHR
Manchester Manchester Airport MAN
United States Chicago Chicago O'Hare International Airport CHI
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport IAH
Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport LAX
Miami Miami International Airport MIA
Newark Newark Liberty International Airport EWR
New York City John F. Kennedy International Airport JFK
Washington, D.C. Washington Dulles International Airport IAD
Yemen Aden Aden International Airport ADE
Al Hudaydah Hodeida International Airport HOD
Sana'a Sana'a International Airport SAH
Ta'izz Ta'izz International Airport TAI
Zambia Livingstone Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport LVI
Lusaka Lusaka International Airport LUN
Ndola Ndola Airport NLA
Zimbabwe Harare Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport HRE
Victoria Falls Victoria Falls Airport VFA

 

 

International Destinations

Abidjan Abuja Accra Amman
Antananarivo Asmara Bamako Bangkok
Beijing Beira Beirut Blantyre
Bosaso Brazzaville Brussels Buenos Aires
Bujumbura Cairo Cape Town Chengdu
Chennai Chicago Conakry Cotonou
Dakar Dammam Dar es Salaam Delhi
Djibouti City Doha Douala Dubai
Dublin Entebbe/
Kampala
Enugu Frankfurt
Gaborone Garowe Geneva Goma
Guangzhou Harare Hargeisa Hong Kong
Houston Istanbul Jakarta Jeddah
Johannesburg Juba Kano Khartoum
Kigali Kilimanjaro Kinshasa Kuala Lumpur
Kuwait City Lagos Libreville Lilongwe
Lisbon Livingstone Lomé London
Luanda Lubumbashi Lusaka Madrid
Mahe Malabo Manama Manchester
Manila Marseille Milan Mogadishu
Mombassa Moroni Moscow Mumbai
Muscat Nairobi Ndjamena Ndola
New York City Newark Niamey Nosy Be
Oslo Ouagadougou Paris Pointe-Noire
Riyadh Rome São Paulo Seoul
Shanghai Singapore Stockholm Tel Aviv
Tokyo Toronto Victori Falls Vienna
Washington D.C Windhoek Yaoundé Zanzibar

 

Route News

New route: Addis Ababa—Marseille

3rd July 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has started flying a new service between Addis Ababa, with a stop at Milan Malpensa. The airline will fly the route three times a week and will use a Boeing 787 to carry passengers. 

 



Hub Airport


Addis Ababa 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.

Other airlines which fly to and from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport include Air China, Egyptair, National Airways Ethiopia, Emirates, Gulf Air, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa,  Sudan Airways  and Qatar Airways.

 

Addis Ababa Airport Lounge Access

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.

 

 

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Ethiopian Airlines Plane

TAR Alliance

Alliance

Ethiopian Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance, which is one of the leading global airline networks, 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. The Star Alliance has 27 member airlines. Originally founded in 1997, the Star Alliance began with five founding members which included 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 even more investment being pumped into frequent flyer programs

 


 

Alternative Airlines

Please click the logos below to find alternative airlines that fly to Ethiopia too:

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