Category Archives: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines flights to China to return to pre-COVID levels

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that the frequency of its flights to Chinese cities will increase as of February 6, 2023, ultimately returning to the pre-COVID-19 levels on March 1, 2023 following the lifting of restrictions by the Government of China.

As of February 6, 2023, Ethiopian Airlines will operate daily flights to Guangzhou while increasing its weekly flights to Beijing and Shanghai to four each and maintains the trice weekly operation to Chengdu. 

Starting from March 1, 2023, the flights will surge back to the pre-COVID-19 levels with daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai as well as ten and four weekly flights to Guangzhou and Chengdu respectively.

Accordingly, Ethiopian will operate a total of 28 weekly passenger flights to China when the services are fully restored. 

Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ET-AUO (msn 38778) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 950339.

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Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Singapore

Ethiopian Airlines is planning to resume flights to Singapore on March 25, 2023.

The restored route will be operated four days a week with Boeing 787 Dreamliners.


Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ET-AXS (msn 65089) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 949427.

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Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines partner to transport humanitarian aid aboard new 737 MAX jets

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines have again partnered to bring humanitarian aid to those in need – this time using the airline’s three recently delivered 737-8 airplanes to transport more than 12,000 pounds of supplies to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The humanitarian delivery flights departed Boeing’s Everett and Seattle Delivery Centers on Nov. 24, Nov. 26 and Dec. 4 and contained medical supplies, books and school supplies for those in need.

Global Ethiopian Diaspora Action Group (GEDAG) provided surgical gloves, which will be distributed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health’s Pharmaceutical Supply Agency.

Noble Humanitarian Missions (NHM) provided surgical gloves. Mekedonia, an Ethiopian non-governmental organization working to shelter people experiencing homelessness, will lead local distribution efforts for the NHM donated supplies.

Open Hearts Big Dreams (OHBD), a Washington state-based nonprofit organization that works to increase literacy in Ethiopia, donated books and art supplies, which will be distributed by Project Mercy, an Ethiopian charitable organization serving women, children and families.

Ethiopian Institute of Resilience and Climate Change provided clothing, gloves and bandages, which will be distributed by its Ethiopian nonprofit partner, Wollo Bete Amhara.

Boeing’s Humanitarian Delivery Flight Program was launched in 1992 as a collaboration between the company and its customers to help transport humanitarian aid supplies on newly delivered airplanes with otherwise empty cargo holds. To date, there have been more than 200 humanitarian delivery flights. More than 1.7 million pounds of critical supplies have been delivered since the program’s inception.

Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 ET-AZA (msn 64159) BFI (Nick Dean). Image: 958988.

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Ethiopian to launch a new route to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, via Victoria Falls

Ethiopian Airlines has launched a new flight to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, via Victoria Falls starting on October 30, 2022.

Ethiopian has started four weekly flights to Bulawayo, a third destination city in Zimbabwe after Harare and Victoria Falls and a third new destination opened after the pandemic. With the addition of Bulawayo, Ethiopian global destinations reach 131.

The new flight will be operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliners on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Bulawayo, also known as “The City of Kings” is rich in cultural history and is the second largest city in Zimbabwe after the capital, Harare. 

Bulawayo is an important trade and tourist hub for travelers from all corners of the world and Ethiopian will provide the best connectivity service along with African flavored hospitality. Ethiopian has been flying to two other cities in Zimbabwe –Harare and Victoria falls, with its first flight to Harare in 1980. The airlines’ new flight to Bulawayo is aimed at providing convenient and affordable service to the growing post pandemic business and leisure travelers to and from Bulawayo and the Southern African region. 

Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOP (msn 34744) “Boeing 787” LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 929816.

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Ethiopian Airlines is coming to Zurich

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will add Zürich to its expanding global network, with thrice weekly flights.

The first flight from Addis Ababa to Zürich will take off on October 31, 2022, operated with the ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Zürich will be Ethiopian Airlines second destination in Switzerland next to Geneva, and its 19th gateway to Europe. The city is the financial and industrial center of Switzerland and hosts the headquarters of a number of international organizations including football’s governing body FIFA.

Currently, Ethiopian Airlines flies to Geneva three times a week, which will increase to four weekly flights by end of October. With the launch of services to Zürich, Ethiopian Airlines flights to Switzerland will increase to seven per week.

Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ET-AYC (msn 65091) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 949882.

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Ethiopian and Boeing celebrate 10 years of the first 787 Dreamliner delivery

Ethiopian Airlines made thia announcement:

  • The first African carrier to take delivery of the 787 in 2012 and the second country in the world to operate the plane, now operating a fleet of 27 Dreamliners
  • –  The Dreamliner has an unmatched fuel efficiency
  • –  Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines unveil new design concepts for the Ethiopian


    Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing today celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first 787 Dreamliner delivery to the African carrier. Over the past decade, Ethiopian Airlines has utilized the outstanding capabilities of the 787 to sustainably grow its long- haul network across the world, making its hub in Addis Ababa one of the leading gateways for international travel in Africa. Ethiopian Airlines was the first airline on the continent to take delivery of the 787 and today operates a combined fleet of twenty-seven 787-8s and 787-9s that play an integral role in its long-haul fleet.


    As part of today’s anniversary celebrations, Boeing also unveiled an exhibition design for educational exhibits in the mobility hall of the Ethiopian Science Museum. The museum will feature permanent exhibits from Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines, including a 787 Dreamliner simulator experience.


    “We are glad to mark a decade since we ushered in the first 787 Dreamliner into Africa, building on our pioneering role in African aviation,” said Mesfin Tasew, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO. “The 787 has been instrumental in expanding our long and medium haul flights and redefining on-board comfort for our passengers thanks to its advanced technology and remarkable cabin features.”


    Since the delivery of the first 787 in 2011, more than 80 airlines around the world have used the Dreamliner to open more than 335 new non-stop connections around the world. The 787 family, has served on more than 1,900 routes, carrying nearly 700 million passengers on more than 3.3 million flights.

    Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOT (msn 34748) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 959154.

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Ethiopian celebrates the conversion of the first Boeing 767-300F

Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the completion of passenger to freighter conversion of one of its three Boeing 767-300 aircraft. 

Ethiopian partnered with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and launched a Boeing 767-300ER freighter conversion line at Ethiopian MRO facilities in Addis Ababa.

The airline introduced these aircraft models in 2004. The conversion is aimed at replacing these ageing airplanes with ultramodern and technologically-advanced passenger aircraft to provide utmost comfort and convenience for passengers. The conversion of the aircraft into freighter also boosts the airline’s cargo shipment capacity and enhance its service.

Ethiopian Airlines has been hailed for its key role in the global distribution of medical supplies and vaccines. Its cargo wing has served as a life line for the airline during the difficult times of the pandemic. Ethiopian had temporarily converted around 25 of its wide-body passenger aircraft into freighters using its in-house MRO capability which boosted its cargo operations and enabled it to transport around 1 billion doses of Covid- 19 vaccine around the globe.

In partnership with the Israel Aerospace Industries, Ethiopian started the full conversion of its Boeing 767 passenger aircraft at the continent’s largest maintenance, overhaul and repair center in Addis Ababa in early this year. The airline has completed the conversion of one of its three Boeing 767 aircraft while the conversion of the second aircraft has reached an essential stage of door cutting and will be completed in few months.

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Ethiopian Airlines to control 49% of the shares of newcomer Nigeria Air

The federal government of Nigeria has selected a consortium led by Ethiopian Airlines to help organize and launch its new flag carrier, Nigeria Air.

Ethiopian Airlines will control 49% of the shares in the new airline, while the Nigerian Sovereign Fund will control 46% and the Nigerian federal government the remaining 5%.

Titan Aircraft Investments and Ethiopian Airlines announce long-term dry lease agreement for three Boeing 767-300ER freighters

Titan Aircraft Investments, the joint venture between Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc. and Bain Capital Credit, has announced the placement of three Boeing 767-300ER converted freighters on long-term dry leases with Ethiopian Airlines Group.

Ethiopian Airlines is expected to take delivery of the first of these aircraft later this month, with the second delivery planned for later this year, and the third aircraft planned for 2023.

The addition of these three aircraft brings Titan Aircraft Investments’ freighter fleet to 10 aircraft, five of which are Boeing 767 converted freighters.

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Ethiopian Airlines to fly to Amman

Ethiopian Airlines has announce that it has finalized all preparations to commence a passenger flight to Amman, Jordan as of September 19, 2022.

The thrice weekly flight will be operated as per the below schedule.


Flight Frequency Number

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Airport time Airport Time

Sub Fleet

ET 428 Mon, Wed, Sat

ADD 22:30 AMM 02:05


ET 429 Tue, Thu, Sun

AMM 03:05 ADD 06:44


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