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Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787,

Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin.   Ethiopian was the first airline in Africa to own and operate each of these aircraft.

Ethiopian 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 centers:

Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average annual growth of 25% in the past seven years.

Ethiopian Airlines shifts its Los Angeles gateway to Houston, increases frequencies to Washington and Chicago

Ethiopian Airlines will restructure its U.S. network, opening a new destination, adding frequencies and shifting gateways as of the summer of 2019. The new...

No clearance to overfly; Indonesian Air Force intercepts Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 freighter

On 14 January, a Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 freighter (ET-AVN) was operating a non-scheduled cargo flight between Addis Ababa and Singapore (*). The crew...

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 overshoots runway upon landing at Entebbe Airport

On 2 January, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 (ET-ATV) overshot the runway upon landing at Entebbe Airport. The aircraft was operating flight ET388 from Addis...

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 hits light tower during de-icing procedure at Oslo Airport

On 18 December, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 (ET-AUP) bound for Addis Ababa via Stockholm, hit a light tower with the right hand wing...

Ethiopian Airlines launches services to Manchester (via Brussels)

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated flights to Manchester, its second destination in the UK next to London, at a colourful ceremony graced by the presence of...

Ethiopian Airlines postpones launch of flights to Istanbul

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa, would like to announce to its esteemed customers that its debut operations between Addis Ababa and...

Ethiopian Airlines launches first of its kind nonstop service connecting Los Angeles and Africa

On 27 November, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced that Ethiopian Airlines will launch a new first-of-its-kind flight, connecting Los Angeles travellers to West Africa...

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its 8th Boeing 777 freighter

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo operator, has taken delivery of its 8th B777 freighter aircraft in its cargo fleet family, on November...

Ethiopian Airlines to connect Africa with Russia (from 1 December)

From 1 December, Ethiopian Airlines will launch services to Moscow, Russia. "Moscow is Russia’s capital and its political, economic and cultural center. It is...

Mid-air collision between Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 and a Neos Boeing 767 narrowly avoided

On 29 August, a mid-air collision above Southern Kenya was narrowly avoided thanks to a TCAS alert (*) and the alertness of the pilots....

Ethiopian receives ISO Environment Management System certification

Ethiopian Airlines has been certified by ETA Umweltmanagement Ltd., an independent environmental verifier, for establishing and maintaining an environmental management system in compliance with...

Ethiopian to launch cargo flights from Zaragoza to Bogota via Miami

Ethiopian Airlines is set to commence twice-weekly freighter service to Bogota, Colombia as of August 29, 2018. The cargo service will depart from Zaragoza...

Ethiopian Airlines partners in launching of Chad national carrier

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has finalised agreements with the Government of Chad for the launch of Chad national carrier. Ethiopian has 49 ...

Ethiopian registers record success in 2017/18 fiscal year and reaching 10.6 million passengers

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest Airline Group, is happy to announce that it has registered record success in the just ended 2017/18 fiscal year. ...

Ethiopian rolls out stop-over packages to promote tourism into Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that, starting from August 1, 2018, it has rolled out stopover packages without any additional airfare that cater...

Ethiopian & DHL Global Forwarding partner to build the leading cargo logistics provider JV company in Africa

DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, and Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, today...

Ethiopian wins SKYTRAX Best Airline in Africa award for second time

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has won SKYTRAX World Airline Award for the Best Airline in Africa for the second successive...

Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Asmara (Eritrea) after 20-year interruption

Ethiopian Airlines announces that it has finalised preparations to resume daily flights to Asmara, Eritrea, on 17 July 2018 with the most technologically advanced...

Ethiopian Airlines aeroplane lands in Asmara (Eritrea) after 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines is very pleased to land in Asmara, neighbouring Eritrea, in VVIP flight led by H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the...

Ethiopian Airlines receives first Boeing 737 MAX of Africa’s largest fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the first B737 MAX of the largest fleet of that model in the Continent on July 2, 2018. The...