Category Archives: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian to restructure its entire U.S. network, adds Houston, drops Los Angeles

Boeing 787-9, "London", delivered on November 20, 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will re-structure its U.S. network, opening new destination, adding frequencies and shifting gateways for the summer of 2019.

Accordingly, Washington D.C. flights will be increased from current daily to ten weekly flights. The new additional three flights will pass thru Abidjan departing from Addis Ababa in the morning and arriving in Washington D.C. in the evening.

The current three weekly flights to Chicago will be increased to five weekly flights.

From the planned daily flights to New York, four will be served via Lomé to Newark and three will be via Abidjan to JFK Airport.

Lastly, there will be a new gateway, Houston, which will replace Los Angeles, and will be served three times per week via West Africa. The new Houston flights will be the only connection between Houston and Africa and will facilitate the travel of the huge African community in the Houston area, and oil and other companies doing business in the continent.

Flights will be served with latest technology aircraft, the Boeing 787, which offers unparalleled on-board comfort.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ET-AUP (msn 38782) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 940490.

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Ethiopian Airlines launches new services to Manchester

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated flights to Manchester, its second destination in the UK next to London, at a colorful ceremony graced by the presence of H.E. Mrs Susanna Moorehead, Ambassador of the UK to Ethiopia, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde Gebre Mariam, dignitaries and invited guests (above).

The four weekly flight to Manchester will be operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

All images by the airline.

Ethiopian delays the launch of the Istanbul route to March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has announced a delay in its new route between Addis Ababa and Istanbul, which had been originally planned for December 5, 2018.

The route has now been postponed to March 4, 2019 due to the delay in the issuance of operating permit and landing slots by the Turkish Aviation Authorities, although Ethiopian has duly finalized all preparations to start the flights. Ethiopian Airlines regrets this unexpected delay.

Ethiopian flight from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit via Lome

Named "Walia Ibex"

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has changed the ultra-long haul route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit through Lome, Togo as of December 17, 2018 and will start new route from Addis Ababa to Dublin via Madrid as of December 15, 2018.

The new route will be the only and first of its kind to connect West Africa with the West Coast of the USA with a direct flight.

The new route to LAX via LFW will be operated as per below schedule:

 

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Flight

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Eff Date

Frequency

Dept Apt

Dept Time

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Arvl Apt

Arvl Time

fleet

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ET 0504

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17-Dec- 18

MON,WED,SAT

ADD

8:20

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LFW

11:10

ET 788

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LFW

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12:25

LAX

19:35

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ET 788

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ET 0505

17-Dec- 18

MON,WED,SAT

LAX

21:35

LFW

19:35

ET 788

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LFW

20:50

ADD

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5:40

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ET 788

And the new route to DUB via MAD will be operated as per below schedule:

Flight

Eff Date

Frequency

Dept Apt

Dept Time

Arvl Apt

Arrv Time

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fleet

ET 0712

15-Dec-18

.2.4.6.

ADD

23:50

MAD

5:20

ET 788

…….

MAD

6:20

DUB

8:00

ET 788

ET 0713

16-Dec-18

..3.5.7

DUB

16:45

MAD

20:30

ET 788

…….

MAD

21:30

ADD

7:00

ET 788

Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOT (msn 34748) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940816.

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Ethiopian to fly to Moscow

"Tokyo", delivered on August 11, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has announced it will launch services to Moscow, Russia as of December 1, 2018.

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Flight Number

Effective Date

Frequency

Departure Airport

Departure Time

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Arrival Airport

Arrival Time

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Sub fleet

ET 0760

05-DEC-18

MON, WED, FRI

ADD

23:45

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IST

04:55

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ET 788

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IST

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05:55

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DME

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08:35

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ET 788

ET 0761

05-DEC-18

TUE, THU, SAT

DME

21:20

IST

23:55

ET 788

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IST

01:05

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ADD

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6:25

ET 788

As of December, Ethiopian will connect Moscow with 59 cities in Africa, with thrice a week flights operated with the ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will facilitate better trade, investment and tourism relations between the two regions.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Ethiopian): Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ET-AUR (msn 38793) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 943204.

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Ethiopian to resume flights to Mogadishu after 41 years

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-860 WL ET-APL (msn 40965) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 937583.

Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of its flight to Mogadishu, Somalia, effective November 2, 2018.

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Effective Date

Frequency

Departure Arrival

Departure Time

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Arrival Airport

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Arrival Time

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Fleet

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2-Nov-18

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Mon, Wed, Fri

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ADD

10:00

MGQ

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11:30

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ET DH8

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ET 0377

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2-Nov-18

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Mon, Wed, Fri

MGQ

12:10

ADD

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13:40

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ET DH8

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The resumption of the service to Somalia came 41 years after Ethiopian Airlines Group stopped its route to Mogadishu in the 1970s.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Ethiopian Airlines): Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-860 WL ET-APL (msn 40965) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 937583.

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Ethiopian Airlines: Ethiopian airspace is safe

Ethiopian Cargo (Ethiopian Airlines) Boeing 777-F60 ET-ARI (msn 42032) LGG (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 943380.

Ethiopian Airlines issued this statement:

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest aviation group in Africa and number 24 in the world, would like to reassure its customers and the general travelling public that the Ethiopian Airspace remains very safe and highly secured even after the illegal strike of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Air Traffic Controllers.

Since August 21, when the illegal strike started, Ethiopian Airlines has been working in close coordination with the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority and the volunteer air traffic controllers, ATC instructors and ATC controllers that it brought from other sister African countries. It is successfully supporting the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority to enable the latter to efficiently and safely manage the Ethiopian airspace in line with global standards.

As a result, all Ethiopian Airlines scheduled and unscheduled flights and other airlines operating to/from Ethiopia have been operating smoothly with high standards of flight punctuality and safety. We would like to inform all our customers that we did not have any flight delay or cancellation caused by ATC. In fact, we are happy to announce that taxi-in, taxi-out and flight arrivals efficiency has improved significantly in the week under ATC strike.

We take this opportunity to thank the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority management, the volunteer ATC experts and all other stakeholders for the successful coordination, which enabled our country to continue business as usual in our airspace management.

The Kenyan Air Traffic Controllers Association issued this statement:

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority fully and categorically rejects the false and baseless statements circulated by the Kenyan Air Traffic Controllers Association in their circular of August 30, 2018 regarding the safety of Ethiopian airspace following the illegal strike of Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority would like to assure the wider public as well as airlines, national civil aviation authorities and international and regional bodies that following the illegal strike by ATCs in Ethiopia, the Area Control Center (ACC) in Addis Ababa is being manned by adequate number of well trained, highly capable instructors and professionals who are current for the positions with the necessary ratings and validation in accordance with ICAO Annex 1 provisions. Similarly, the approach and aerodrome positions are also manned with professionals possessing all the qualifications. The controllers that have come in for support or assistance following the illegal strike were all assigned with the necessary orientation and on the job trainings before they were released solo, per the standard practice.

With regard to the specific false statements and outright lies contained in the circular of the Kenyan Air Traffic Controllers Association, these can be easily verified as all ATC activities and communications are recorded and protected.

In other news, the airlines welcomed its 7th Boeing 777F freighter:

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Ethiopian): Ethiopian Cargo (Ethiopian Airlines) Boeing 777-F60 ET-ARI (msn 42032) LGG (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 943380.

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