Often referred to as ‘simplyEthiopian’ and wholly owned by the Ethiopian government, the country’s flag carrier has been a member of the International Air Transport Association since 1956, as well as the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) since 1968. It was only in 2011 that Ethiopian Airlines became a Star Alliance member.
From its headquarters situated at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, a network of 80 passenger destinations of which 16 are domestic and 17 are freight carriers are serviced. Ethiopia Airlines flies to more destinations on the African continent than any other carrier, and is also one of the fastest-growing companies in the aviation industry. The airline’s cargo division earned itself The African Cargo Airline of the Year nod in 2011.
Ethiopian Airlines have also added Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Vienna to their route network. Growing their alliances with fellow airlines, Ethiopian Airlines has code share agreements with a broad selection of airlines which include Air China, Air India, EgyptAir, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Oman Air, LAM Mozambique Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
With its main flights to South Africa landing only in Johannesburg, passengers can book their selection of Economy Class or Cloud Nine (Ethiopian Airline’s Business Class) tickets. Food and beverages are provided for passengers on-board in both classes, also offering an assortment of menus for passengers with special meal requirements.
In-flight entertainment in Cloud Nine offers passengers sleeper seats and on-demand audio and video services with 85 channels on 15.4 inch IFE screens. On-board amenities and a variety of reading material are also made available. For passengers in the Economy Class, depending on the length of the flight, reclining seats and on-demand audio and video with 80 channels and 8.9 inched screens are available.
2 pieces weighing 23kg each in Economy Class
3 pieces weighing 23kg each in Business Class
Excess Baggage – additional suitcases weighing 23kgs each (maximum 3 bags) may be carried out at a cost of € 100 (approximately R1455), or € 12.00 per kilo (approximately R174,60).
Contacting Ethiopian Airlines