Category Archives: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines to add Houston on December 15

Ethiopian Airlines has finalized its plans to launch flights to Houston starting on December 15, 2019. Ethiopian Airlines will offer direct, nonstop Houston-West Africa air services operations three times per week, officially re-connecting Houston to the six inhabited continents once again.

The new Houston flights will be operated via the Ethiopian West African Hub in Lomé, Togo, and will facilitate the travel of the large African community in the Houston area as well as the oil and gas industry and other companies doing business in the region.

Ethiopian Airlines will become the 21st foreign flag carrier offering passenger flights out of Bush Airport.


Ethiopian rolls out onboard WiFi Internet connectivity on its Airbus A350s

Ethiopian Airlines has made this announcement:

Ethiopian Airlines has introduced onboard WiFi internet connectivity on its Airbus A350 fleet using the latest broadband satellite technology (Ka- band).

With the state-of-the-art broadband satellite technology, passengers can rest assured that they will enjoy reliable connectivity for sending emails, shopping online or even chatting on social media while flying over the clouds.

Passengers can access the inflight connectivity service by purchasing vouchers at Ethiopian Airlines sales outlets including Addis Ababa International Airport customer service desk, boarding gate and cabin crews onboard the fights. Online sales through credit/debit card and ShebaMiles miles are also additional options for passengers to enjoy the service. The inflight WiFi can be accessed with smart phones, tablets and laptops.

The inflight WiFi internet is initially launched on the A350 fleet of Ethiopian with further plans to expand the service on other airplanes deployed on long haul flights.

Ethiopian launches cargo flights to Bangkok and Hanoi


Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has announced that it has started once weekly freighter service to Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam as of August 16, 2019.

The flight schedule to Bangkok and Hanoi is as per the below:


Flight Number


Departure Airport

Departure Time


Arrival Airport

Arrival Time


Sub Fleet

ET 3628






ET 77X

ET 3628






ET 77X

ET 3629







ET 77X


Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Cargo (Ethiopian Airlines) Boeing 777F ET-AWE (msn 65477) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 946023.

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Ethiopian Airlines to add Bengaluru, India

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ARF (msn 34752) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 947196.

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will start passenger flights to Bengaluru, India as of October 27, 2019.

The capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, Bengaluru is dubbed ‘Silicon Valley of India’ and serves as the centre of technology and innovation.

The four weekly direct flights to Bengaluru will be as per the below schedule:

Flight Number Frequency Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival  Airport Arrival Time Sub Fleet
ET  0690 Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun ADD 23:00 BLR 8:00 ET  738
ET  0691 Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun BLR 2:30 ADD 6:35 ET  738

Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ARF (msn 34752) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 947196.

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De Havilland Canada delivers msn 4600 to Ethiopian Airlines

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the milestone Dash 8-400 aircraft bearing serial number 4600 on Friday, July 26.The aircraft is also the 25th Dash 8-400 aircraft delivered to Ethiopian Airlines.

Images: De Havilland Canada and Ethiopian Airlines.

Ethiopian Airlines also made this statement:

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited celebrating the delivery of the 25th Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines, on July 26, 2019.

“The delivery of the 600th Dash 8-400 aircraft produced at our Toronto facility is a significant moment for De Havilland Canada and we are delighted that Ethiopian Airlines, our largest customer in Africa, is the recipient airline. Since this aircraft will become the 25th Dash 8-400 turboprop in Ethiopian’s fleet, we are celebrating two important milestones,” said Todd Young, Chief Operating Officer, De Havilland Canada.

Boeing dedicates $50 million of pledged $100 million to near-term relief for families of the victims of the Lion Air flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 accidents

Boeing has made this announcement:

Boeing has announced that it has dedicated $50 million of a previously announced $100 million fund to provide near-term financial assistance to families of the victims of the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Flight 302 accidents.

Boeing also announced that it has retained Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros, renowned experts in establishing and overseeing victims’ compensation funds, to design and administer the fund.

“The tragic loss of life in both accidents continues to weigh heavily on all of us at Boeing, and we have the utmost sympathy for the loved ones of those on board,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO. “Through our partnership with Feinberg and Biros, we hope affected families receive needed assistance as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

The $50 million fund represents the initial expenditure of a $100 million pledge by Boeing to address family and community needs of those affected by the accidents. All monies distributed by Mr. Feinberg and Ms. Biros will be independent from any resolution provided through the legal process.

“We are honored to take on this important assignment of providing needed financial relief to the families of these two tragedies,” added Kenneth Feinberg.

Co-Administrator Camille Biros continued, “We know how important it is to assist the families of the victims who have endured a personal tragedy and will work to design and administer the fund and distribute the money as efficiently and expeditiously as possible.”

Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker.

Note: Meanwhile all of the Boeing 737 MAX airplanes in the world remain grounded and out of service.

Ethiopian Cargo is now flying to Chongqing, China

Ethiopian Cargo (Ethiopian Airlines) Boeing 777-F60 ET-ARI (msn 42032) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946944.

Ethiopian Cargo is now connecting Chongqing, the largest municipality in Southwest China with Africa and South America with a weekly cargo flight as of June 26, 2019.

The route passes through Shanghai – Chongqing – Delhi – Addis Ababa – Lagos – Sao Paulo – Quito – Miami, connecting the main destinations of the three continents which cover a population of more than 3 billion people.

Ethiopian will be operating Boeing 777F freighter on the route and initially fly once in a week.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Ethiopian Cargo (Ethiopian Airlines) Boeing 777-F60 ET-ARI (msn 42032) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946944.

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