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Ethiopian Airlines About Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is the national airline of Ethiopia based in Addis Ababa. It was founded in 1945. Bole International Airport is used as a hub. The first flight operated by this company linked Cairo to Asmara and was carried out on April 8, 1946. After the success of this first flight, a regular line was established. Subsequently, other domestic lines were put in place.At the end of the 1940s the network was extended to Nairobi and Bombay. In 1952, 21 cities were connected to the capital by Ethiopian Airlines. In 1959, an airline was opened to Frankfurt. In 1961 an east-west line was inaugurated, linking Addis Ababa to Liberia. It was then the first direct air link between West Africa and East Africa.In 1962, Ethiopian Airlines was the first African airline to order Airbuses. On January 16, 1963 a new line was set up in the direction of Madrid.In April 1996, on the fiftieth anniversary of Ethiopian Airlines, the airline’s network expanded to China and Thailand, serving Beijing and Bangkok.

Airline serves mainly African countries and cities such as Nairobi or Johannesburg but also for international destinations, travelers can book a flight. Ethiopian Airlines offers a special service to fly guests that makes it even more enjoyable. A flight with Ethiopian Airlines is not only comfortable, but also security is kept in front of everything. It is one of the reliable airlines in Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines has its own frequent flyer program that guarantees customers attractive discounts and upgrades: ShebaMiles. Just like booking a ticket, registration for ShebaMiles can be done quickly and easily online.

Ethiopian Airlines Hub Airports

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD / HAAB)

Ethiopian Airlines Classes of Service

Ethiopian Airlines offers its passengers a choice between economy and business class. Economy Class travelers have the option to upgrade after booking. This service includes a seat in Business Class and preferential treatment at check-in and check-out. As a special service, Cloud Nine offers not only the usual menus, but also a large selection of dishes that are tailored to specific religions and diets. An extensive entertainment program is offered on long-haul flights.

The cities where the airline is flying domestic; Addis Ababa, Arba, Minchin, Asosa, Aksum, Awasa, Bahar Dar, Dembidolo, Dessie, Dawa Dire, Gambela, Goba, Gode, Gonder, Humera, Jijiga Jimma, Kebra the Dahar, Lalibela is Mekele and Semera.

The airline flies to almost all of the African continent in the near abroad countries. International destinations that fly; Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, China, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mozambique , Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Aegean Airlines Austrian Airlines RwandAir
Air Canada Azul Scandinavian Airlines
Air China EgyptAir Shenzhen Airlines
Air Côte d’Ivoire El Al Singapore Airlines
Air Europa Kuwait Airways South African Airways
Air India LAM Mozambique Airlines TAP Air Portugal
Air Namibia Lufthansa Turkish Airlines
All Nippon Airways Malawian Airlines United Airlines
Asiana Airlines Malaysia Airlines
ASKY Airlines Oman Air

Ethiopian Airlines Check-in

Online Check-in

Online check-in is available to most airports from 48 to 2 hours before the scheduled start. You must print out the boarding pass yourself. Travelers can also use their smartphone to check in online using their browser. Ethiopian Airlines has also developed an app for smartphones, but this does not yet offer a check-in function, but only shows overviews of flight status, airports and flight routes.

Click the button below to check in online.


Airport Check-in

The African airline check-in counters open 3 hours and close 1 hour before departure.

Ethiopian Airlines Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

Business Class passengers are allowed to accept a maximum of two hand luggage units of 8 kg on board, as long as they are not larger than 115 cm (L + H + B). In economy class, the weight limit is 7 kg. In addition, each passenger may carry a personal item free of charge, such as a handbag, a camera, reading material for the flight or a laptop.

Checked baggage

The permissible baggage is strongly dependent on route and booking class. The baggage allowance can be ascertained on the website of the airline with a free baggage calculator. The baggage restrictions are only shown for flights across the Atlantic: In Economy Class, the maximum weight of one piece of luggage is 23 kg and the business class is 32 kg. Bags that are heavier are not accepted. On long-haul flights from / to the USA with Ethiopian Airlines may be carried in Economy Class two times 23 kg and in the Cloud Nine two times 32 kg. Sheba Miles Gold, Silver and Star Gold passengers may carry an additional bag. For children with no seat of their own, a bag of 10 kg can be carried.

Other luggage

With other luggage always extra costs. Sport equipment is usually transported more favorably. For a ski equipment, a lump sum of 3 kg and a golf kit a total of 6 kg over-luggage are charged.

Please contact Ethiopian Airlines for information on sports equipment, musical instruments, ski equipment baggage allowance.

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Ethiopian Airlines Seat Selection

You can reserve a desired seat when booking a ticket using the Passenger Information menu item. However, Ethiopian Airlines also offers seat reservations with online check-in up to 2 hours before departure. At the airport there is also the possibility to choose a seat from the remaining seats.

Ethiopian Airlines Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

ShebaMiles Frequent Flyer Program

Customers of Ethiopian Airlines benefit not only from the high comfort of this airline, but can also register themselves for the bonus program ShebaMiles . The potential privileges are provided by numerous cooperating partners, including all airlines of the Star Alliance, ASKY airline from West Africa, hotels, car rental companies and restaurants of all tastes. Depending on the provider, customers are free to choose discounts as well as upgrades, free over-luggage, a higher number of credited miles, and more. For the benefit of the benefits, the more the customer flies, the more luxury is open to him, because with a corresponding number of status miles the member can ascend to the silver or gold status.

Registration formalities, collecting and redeeming miles

The interested customer can log in online or by means of a printed form sent to Ethiopian Airlines. Account management and mileage redemption are then carried out in the online account or via the program hotline. Customers are collecting basic and status miles at ShebaMiles. In some actions and status-dependent, extended miles, the bonus miles, are credited, which are treated like base miles. While status miles define the membership status, base miles can be redeemed for premiums at Ethiopian and the Star Alliance. The premiums are mostly free-floats, but also class upgrades are open to the participants of the ShebaMiles.

Ethiopian Airlines Food & Beverage

The on-board catering in the two classes focuses on typical Ethiopian cuisine for the main meals.

Economy class

On board, Ethiopian Airlines serves a variety of drinks, including soft drinks and beer, as well as red and white wines, free of charge. In addition, passengers receive a warm meal that is freshly prepared. There are many traditional Ethiopian dishes on the menu. You can choose between several options on each flight. For children, the airline has special children’s menus with healthy, child-friendly dishes.

Cloud Nine (Business Class)

The business class at Ethiopian Airlines is called Cloud Nine. In addition to numerous drinks, the airline also offers various Ethiopian national dishes, such as the spicy stew Injera b? wot served with gluten-free teff bread. The stew is available in different versions with different ingredients. Various snacks and desserts complete the offer, including bread rolls, pastries, various desserts, cheese platters and fresh, seasonal fruit. In Business Class you can also get special menus that take religious and health restrictions into account. All dishes are served on porcelain and the table at the place is embellished with a tablecloth.

Ethiopian Airlines Inflight Entertainment

On board, A comfort kit for adults and games for children (puzzle, coloring book) are also available. Regarding entertainment, Ethiopian Airlines has a selection of films of all kinds, but also about thirty dedicated to Ethiopia. Likewise, the company offers a wide choice of musical programs.


Ethiopian Airlines currently does not offer WiFi on their flights. So far, the airline has not announced any plans to establish Internet connections on board its fleet.

Ethiopian Airlines Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Ethiopian Airlines.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Ethiopian Airlines Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Ethiopian Airlines lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

Ethiopian Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign

Owner: State Owned
Alliance:Star Alliance
Frequent Flyer Program: ShebaMiles
Company slogan: The New Spirit of Africa

Number of Aircraft: 108
Destinations:  125
Average Age of Aircraft: 6.7
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Boeing, De Havilland Canada
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A350-900, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 767-300, Boeing 777F, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, De Havilland Canada DHC-8-400

Head Office: Bole International Airport, PO Box 1755, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: +251 116 656 666
Fax Number: +251 116 611 474
E-mail: [email protected]

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