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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
On certain flights, passengers have access to inflight entertainment selection on the screens built into the seat in front of them.
Ethiopian Airlines offers TV programs certain aircraft to help passengers pass the time during their flight.
Ethiopian Airlines provides movies for passengers to enjoy on certain long-haul aircraft.
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).
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.
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!
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.
|Addis Ababa||Addis Ababa Bole International Airport||ADD|
|Arba Minch||Arba Minch Airport||AMH|
|Bahar Dar||Bahir Dar Airport||BJR|
|Dire Dawa||Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport||DIR|
|Jimma||Aba Segud Airport||JIM|
|Kebri Dahar||Kabri Dar Airport||ABK|
|Mekele||Alula Aba Airport||MQX|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Qatar||Doha||Hamad International Airport||DOH|
|Republic of the Congo||Brazzaville||Maya-Maya Airport||BZV|
|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|
|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|
|Spain||Barcelona||Barcelona–El Prat Airport||BCN|
|Madrid||Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport||MAD|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Zimbabwe||Harare||Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport||HRE|
|Victoria Falls||Victoria Falls Airport||VFA|
|Dakar||Dammam||Dar es Salaam||Delhi|
|New York City||Newark||Niamey||Nosy Be|
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.
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.
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.
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