Founded on December 21, 1945, Ethiopian Airlines is Ethiopia’s flag carrier, wholly owned by the government. It commenced operations on April 8, 1946 and has its main hub and headquarters at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. The airline has many awards to its credit. It bagged the Passenger Choice Awards for "Best Airline in Africa" for the second time in a row at the APEX 2014 EXPO in September 2014. It also won the Airline Reliability Performance Award from Bombardier Aerospace Ethiopian, as well as the "Best Airline of the Year Award" at MICE Magazine’s 7th Annual Award Ceremony held in Beijing, China in April 2014.
The world class fleet of 70 aircraft comprises 9 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 2 Boeing 777-300ERs, 6 Boeing 777-200LRs, 10 Boeing 767-300ERs, 4 Boeing 757-200, 4 Boeing 777-200LRFs (cargo), 2 Boeing 757-200FRs (cargo), 2 MD-11Fs (cargo), 5 Boeing 737-700NGs, 10 Boeing 737-800Ws and one Boeing 737-400. It also has 28 airplanes on order.
The airline serves 83 international and 20 domestic destinations. It also connects 23 freight routes. Ethiopian Airlines flies to more destinations in Africa than any other carrier.
On Board Facilities
The airline boasts the unique Cloud Nine facility, which is a combined service for the First and Business Classes. Cloud Nine offers space, comfort and style that make flying with Ethiopian Airlines a pleasure at all times. Along with this, it also offers Economy Class Passengers 12 audio channels with access to a video library of more than seven titles.
It has top-notch waiting lounge areas with easy check-in facilities along with duty-free shopping options.
Book your seats online and reserve a meal for yourself. You can also opt for special facilities for expectant mothers, infants or people traveling with a medical condition.
Before You Leave Home
Make sure to check the luggage allowance before you leave home. The airline offers maximum weight limit for a single unit of 32 kg for business class and 23 kg for economy class on all flights across the Atlantic, including outbound, return and transfers. Make sure you check the flight and PNR status before you make plans to leave home for your Ethiopian Airlines flight.