Category Archives: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines enters into an interline agreement with South Africa’s Airlink

Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is delighted to announce that it has signed an interline agreement with Airlink (4Z), an airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ethiopian has entered into an interline agreement with Airlink to allow passengers to enjoy seamless travel with a single ticket and lower fare tickets between points within the carriers’ synergized networks. With the interline agreements between the two carriers, passengers can book through their itineraries on both airlines easily. The partnership attracts more customers providing ease of connectivity to their destinations served by both Ethiopian and Airlink.

Ethiopian Airlines has been implementing various partnership agreements with African and global carriers to further expand its accessibility to its customers. The partnership with Artlink in particular will increase seamless connectivity options for customers in the regions of South Africa with the vast network of Ethiopian Airlines in the continent and beyond. Ethiopian Airlines connectivity options are crucial in fulfilling the increasing demand of our customers. Ethiopian and Airlink customers will handle each other’s travelers check in and baggage for all their flights with the airlines. Airlink provides services between smaller, under-served towns and larger hub airports. Hence, through the interline agreement signed with Ethiopian, customers from south Africa will benefit from more than 60 African destination of Ethiopian.

Historic Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Lockheed 382G (L-100-30) Hercules ET-AKG (msn 5306) FRA (Christian Volpati Collection). Image: 955161.

Ethiopian Airlines Lockheed 382G (L-100-30) Hercules ET-AKG (msn 5306) FRA (Christian Volpati Collection). Image: 955161.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Lockheed 382G (L-100-30) Hercules ET-AKG (msn 5306) FRA (Christian Volpati Collection). Image: 955161.

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its 32nd Dash 8-400

De Havilland of Canada made this announcement:

We’re honored to announce the delivery of Ethiopian Airlines’ 32nd Dash 8-400 aircraft!

We wish Ethiopian Airlines and its strategic airline partners much ongoing success!

Ethiopian Airlines settles with Boeing following 737 MAX crash and expects to fly the jet again by January

Ethiopian Airlines’ management has reached a settlement with Boeing and said it expects to resume flying the jet again by January according to The Seattle Times. The airline is now convinced the aircraft type is safe.

From The Seattle Times:

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/ethiopian-airlines-settles-with-boeing-following-737-max-crash-and-expects-to-fly-the-jet-again-by-january/

Ethiopian Airlines Group has transported 50 million doses of vaccine to more than 28 countries

Ethiopian Cargo (Ethiopian Airlines) Boeing 777-F6N ET-APU (msn 41817) (Pharma Wing) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 954903.

Ethiopian Airlines Group has transported 50 million doses of vaccine to more than 28 countries across the globe and became the only African carrier to reach such a milestone playing crucial role during this difficult time. Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo service provider, has successfully distributed the vaccines to different countries with its technologically equipped facility called ‘Pharma Wing’.

Ethiopian was one of the few airlines that didn’t quit operation despite boarder closures and travel restrictions by countries due to the pandemic. As a result, the airline reunited more than 63 thousand stranded citizens of different countries with their families and loved ones.

According to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) World Air Transport Statistics report, Ethiopian Airlines has been ranked among the top 25 leading global cargo transporters. In addition, it has been ranked 21st in scheduled Cargo Tonne Kilometers (CTKs) and 19th by scheduled freight tons carried.

Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Cargo (Ethiopian Airlines) Boeing 777-F6N ET-APU (msn 41817) (Pharma Wing) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 954903.

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Ethiopian to allow economy passengers to purchase empty seats on board

Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled new digital option dubbed My Sheba Space that enables economy class travelers to purchase one or more empty seats on board to get extra space and relax.

Ethiopian has responded to COVID 19 pandemic by introducing passenger safety guidelines implementing social distancing and sanitization measures in its ultra-modern Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and within the aircraft. Reducing aircraft capacity and introduction of end to end passenger journey are among the initiatives Ethiopian has taken in its continued pursuit for elevated customer experience.

With bundled on-demand services and predictive intelligence, MyShebaSpace will offer extra space with a reasonable top up starting from $30. MyShebaSpace is not just about letting passengers pay extra to guarantee an empty seat next to them, it is about the airlines unwavering commitment to offer diversified options in line with changing customers’ demand. MyShebaSpace requires a 72-hour window before flight time to secure extra seat and is accessible on Ethiopian website and mobile app for convenience.

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing have signed a strategic MOU to position Ethiopia as Africa’s Aviation Hub

Ethiopian Airlines Group and the Boeing company have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on positioning Ethiopia as an aviation hub for Africa. Building on the two parties’ seventy years of shared history in aviation, the MOU aims at positioning Ethiopia as Africa’s aviation hub – “Ethiopia for Africa”.

Boeing has recognized Ethiopian as a global aviation leader in the continent. The MOU is indicative of Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines interest to establish a mutually beneficial world class aviation partnership.

To realize their shared vision, Ethiopian and Boeing have agreed to work in partnership in four areas of strategic collaboration namely: Industrial Development, Advanced Aviation Training, Educational Partnership, and Leadership Development in a span of three years. To this effect, joint multidisciplinary teams have been established to implement the strategic partnership and important milestones have already been registered.

Ethiopian and Boeing desire Ethiopian Aviation Academy to be recognized as a global standard for aviation training. Boeing is committed to developing Ethiopia’s manufacturing capability and aftermarket aviation service. Through this MOU, Boeing and Ethiopian will partner to advance capabilities to compete globally. They seek to build a 21st century pipeline for aviation careers in Ethiopia. They will collaborate with highly qualified educational institutions and aviation industry partners to create specialized learning and development programs to meet workforce demands. Boeing and Ethiopian will also work together to develop current and future generations of leaders in Ethiopia for Africa.

Ethiopian establishes a Boeing 767 passenger to freighter conversion site at its Addis Ababa MRO Center

Ethiopian Airlines has made this announcement:

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the leading aviation group in Africa, establishes a global standard cargo Conversion program to convert the Boeing 767-300 ER to dedicated freighter services in partnership agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

The new passenger-to-freighter conversion center, which will operate from the Ethiopian MRO center in Addis Ababa, will provide solutions for the rising demand for cargo aircraft of Boeing 767 models. The conversion line in Ethiopia will join existing conversion sites IAI operates at its campus in Ben Gurion International Airport and in Mexico.

Ethiopian MRO, with its internal capacity, temporarily converted 25 of its passenger aircraft to freighter to boost its cargo capacity as demand to transport emergency medical supplies soared

Ethiopian continues to lead Africa in passenger and freight traffic during the COVID crisis

Ethiopian Airlines made this announcement:

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest Pan-African airline, has become Africa’s top airline in passenger and freight traffic retaining its leadership position in the continent.


According to the African Airlines Association’s (AFRAA) report, Ethiopian has been ranked first by passenger and cargo traffic in 2020. Ethiopian carried 500 thousand tons of freight and 5.5 million passengers through its main hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

Ethiopian Airlines topped the list with the highest passenger traffic transported through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. A total of 5.5 million passengers have been transported through the airport. Of this traffic, Ethiopian transported 5.2 million passengers and the remaining passengers were transported by other airlines. The cargo terminal has handled more than 500 thousand tons of freight during the year 2020.

A look back: