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. 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.
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, CÃ´te 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||Oman Air|
|Air Canada||Avianca Brazil||RwandAir|
|Air China||EgyptAir||Scandinavian Airlines|
|Air Europa||El Al||Shenzhen Airlines|
|Air India||Kuwait Airways||Singapore Airlines|
|Air Namibia||LAM Mozambique Airlines||South African Airways|
|All Nippon Airways||Lufthansa||TAP Portugal|
|Asiana Airlines||Malawian Airlines||Turkish Airlines|
|ASKY Airlines||Malaysia Airlines||United Airlines|
Ethiopian Airlines offers its online check-in directly on the company’s website
Check-in start time
Starting from 36 hours before the flight and continues until 2 hours prior the scheduled flight.
Click the button below to check in online.
To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Ethiopian Airlines website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.
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.
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.
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.
To make a comfortable trip with Ethiopian Airlines, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.
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.
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.
Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.
Especially in long distances, Ethiopian Airlines offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.
The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.
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.
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.