“The New Spirit of Africa”
Skytrax rating: 3 stars
Star Alliance member (in future)
- More than 60 destinations internationally
- Prominent airline in Africa
- Ethiopia domestic
- Johannesburg only (contact us for more information)
Ethiopian Airlines is the nationalized flag carrier airline of Ethiopia. It is entirely owned by the Ethiopian Government. The airline has more than 5 000 employees and is highly profitable at present.
Most of the destinations covered by Ethiopian Airlines are in Africa, but the airline also covers the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Ethiopian Airlines has codeshare agreements with more than ten other airlines, some of which are future Star Alliance partners.
Ethiopian Airlines offers two cabin classes:
- Cloud Nine
Cloud Nine is the airline’s upper class offering, while there is catering and in-flight entertainment in Economy class too. The airline provides a large amount of reading matter. Amenities and catering in Ecomomy class depend on the duration of the flight.
The frequent flyer program is known as ShebaMiles.
In terms of fleet management, Ethiopian Airlines is a pioneer in Africa. It is the only airline in Africa to operate the Boeing 777F (freighter) and it was also the first African airline to order the as yet undelivered Boeing 787 Dreamliner. For the rest, the fleet consists mainly of Boeing aircraft, although there are 12 Airbus A350-900s on order at the moment.
Ethiopian Airlines is a major airline in Africa, so if you are planning an intra-continental journey by air in Africa, please contact us so that we can provide prompt and professional assistance to you.