Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa. In 2014, IATA ranked Ethiopian as the largest airline in Africa in revenue and profit. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has been a pioneer of African aviation as an aircraft technology leader providing the first jet service in the continent in 1962, and availing the first African B767 in 1984, the first African B777-200LR in 2010 and the first African and second only to Japan B787 Dreamliner in 2012.
Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 83 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777- 200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircrafts.
Ethiopian joined Star Alliance, the world’s largest Airline network, in December 2011. This enables Ethiopian customers to enjoy seamless travel experience allowing them access to 21,900 daily departures, 1329 destinations within 194 countries.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading airline group in Africa with seven strategic business units: Ethiopian International Passenger Service; Ethiopian Regional Service; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Service and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning, including SKYTRAX and Passenger Choice Awards in 2013 and has been registering an average growth of 25% per annum in the past seven years.
Services to more than 85 International and 20 Domestic destinations:
In Africa (49):
* Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Bamako, Bahir Dar, Bangui, Berbera, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Bujumbura, Cairo, Dakar, Cottonou, Dar-Es-Salaam, Dire Dawa, Djibouti, Douala, Entebbe, Enugu Harare, Hargeisa, Johannesburg, Juba, Khartoum, Kano, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Lome, Luanda, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Malabo, Malakal, Maputo, Mekele, Mombasa, N’Djamena, Nairobi, Ndola, Niamey, Ouagadougou, Pointe-Noire, Seychelles and Zanzibar.
In Europe & the Americas (13):
* Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Toronto, Vienna and Washington DC.
In the Middle East & Asia (21):
* Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Dammam, Delhi, Dubai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Mumbai, Muscat, Riyadh, Sana’a, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tel Aviv.
Domestic Destinations (20)
* Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Assosa, Axum, Robe-Goba, Bahar Dar, Dire Dawa, Gambella, Gonder, Gode, Humera, Jijiga, Jimma, Kabri Dar, Kombolcha, Lalibela, Mekele, Semera, Shire, Shilavo.
Ethiopian Cargo Network
In Africa (15), In the Gulf, the Middle East and Asia (7), In Europe (2):
Frequent Flyer Program:
Shebamiles, Ethiopian frequent flyer program awards Ethiopian frequent flyers with award tickets, upgrades to the business class, access to all Star Alliance member airline executive lounges, additional free baggage allowance and many other privileges for their accumulated mileages. The more our customer fly the higher the benefits are.
Moreover, after the integration of Ethiopian with Star Alliance, Shebamiles launched a frequent flyer program partnership agreement with over 25 airlines including all the Star Alliance member airlines and over 10 nonairline partners (hotels, restaurants, shopping centres etc…) where members have the privilege to earn and redeem miles whenever they utilize the services of these partners.
There are three levels with increasing privileges as a member progress from Blue to Silver, and from Silver to Gold. The sum of status miles or the number of qualifying sectors flown annually determines a membership status to a certain tier. These benefits are not only for international flights but members can also accrue a minimum of 500 miles per flight segment on any Ethiopian Airlines domestic flight.
Ethiopian Background Information
Founded – December 21, 1945
Starting date of operation – April 08, 1946
Major Hub – Addis Ababa
Second Hub – Togo, Lome
Third Hub -Lilongwe, Malawi
Ownership – Government of Ethiopia (100%)
Total Revenue (2012/2013) – ETB 38.5 billion
Passenger carried (2013/14) – 6 million
– Bole International Airport, P.O. Box 1755 ,Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: (+ 251) 11 665 2222, Fax: (+ 251)11661 1474
Reservations – Tel: (+251) 11 665 6666 (+251) 11 665 6161