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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 commences passenger flights to Bulawayo, third destination in Zimbabwe

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading carrier, has launched a new flight to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, via Victoria Falls starting on 30 October 2022. Ethiopian has started...

Ethiopian Airlines to expand its service to Switzerland with new flight to Zürich

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading carrier, is pleased to announce that it will add Zürich to its expanding global network, with thrice-weekly flights. The first...

Ethiopian Airlines completes conversion of Africa’s first Boeing 767 passenger aircraft into freighter

Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the completion of the passenger-to-freighter conversion of one of its three Boeing 767 aircraft. Ethiopian partnered with Israel Aerospace...

Ethiopian Airlines adds Amman, Jordan, to its network

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operator in Africa is pleased to announce that it has finalised all preparations to commence a passenger flight to...

Both pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 fall asleep during cruise

On 15 August, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 (registered ET-AOB) performed flight ET343 from Khartoum, Sudan, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During cruise at flight...

Ethiopian Airlines gets fifth freedom rights to fly passengers between Geneva and Manchester

From next winter, Ethiopian Airlines will operate a route from Addis Ababa to Manchester via Geneva by Boeing 787-9. As part of the route,...

Ethiopian Airlines orders Africa’s first Airbus A350-1000

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the flag carrier of Ethiopia, Africa’s largest airline group, has upsized four of its A350-900 on order to the largest variant...

Ethiopian Airlines signs proposal with De Havilland Canada for 2 Dash 8-400 Freighters

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) and Ethiopian Airlines Group (“Ethiopian”) announced today that Ethiopian has signed a proposal for the...

Ethiopian Airlines launches new flight connecting Lomé, Togo, with Washington DC

Ethiopian Airlines commenced thrice-weekly passenger service to Washington DC via Lomé, Togo as of 01 June 2022. The new flight increases the frequency of Ethiopian...

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines announce order for five Boeing 777 Freighters

On Wednesday 25 May 2022, Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines announced an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters."The addition of these five 777 Freighters into...

Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Bengaluru, India

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s best airline and the largest aviation group in Africa, has announced the resumption of thrice-weekly passenger flights to Bengaluru (Bangalore), India...

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines sign Memorandum of Understanding for new 777-8 Freighter

Boeing and its longstanding customer Ethiopian Airlines today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intent to purchase five 777-8...

Ethiopian Airlines’ B737 MAX returns to the skies with Government officials, Boeing and airline’s executives onboard

Ethiopia Airlines, Africa’s largest and the leading Aviation Group, has returned its Boeing 737MAX back to the skies today with the airline’s Board Chairman...

Ethiopian Airlines employees hide on flights to Belgium and the United States

In the morning of 4 December, two ground technicians - working for Ethiopian Airlines - climbed the storage section of a converted cargo Airbus...

Indonesia and Ethiopia allow Boeing 737 MAX to fly again after deadly crashes

 Indonesia's Ministry of Transport is again allowing flights with the 737 MAX after investigations into the aircraft have been completed and improvements have been...

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing sign MOU for B787 landing gear exchange

At the Dubai Air Show, Boeing signed a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopian Airlines that will help the airline to bring cost savings to...

Boeing agrees to compensate the families of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash

Boeing has reached an agreement with the families of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 crash that killed 157 people in...

Ethiopian Airlines establishes Boeing 767 passenger-to-freighter conversion site in its Addis Ababa hub

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the leading aviation group in Africa, establishes a global standard cargo Conversion programme to convert the B767-300 ER to dedicated freighter...

Ethiopian Airlines and Liege Airport extend long-standing partnership

Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services and Liege Airport have announced that they have renewed their long-standing partnership agreement until 2026. Liege Airport, Belgium’s...

Close encounter between Ethiopian Airlines and TAP Air Portugal aircraft above DR Congo

The Congolese government said on Wednesday that a major air disaster was narrowly avoided above its country. Two aircraft passed each other below the...

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