Category Archives: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Bengaluru, India

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-860 WL ET-AQO (msn 40968) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 927617.

Ethiopian Airlines resumed thrice weekly passenger flights to Bengaluru, India as of March 27, 2022.

 

The airline announced the recommencement of flights after it halted operations for two years due to the pandemic.

Ethiopian operated its first flight services to Bengaluru in October 2019.

The nonstop service between Bengaluru and Addis Ababa is being carried out using Boeing 737-800 aircraft as per the below schedule.

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

Top Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-860 WL ET-AQO (msn 40968) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 927617.

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Ethiopian signs MOU for five Boeing 777-8F freighters

Boeing and its longstanding customer Ethiopian Airlines have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intent to purchase five 777-8 Freighters, the industry’s newest, most capable and most fuel-efficient twin-engine freighter.

The MoU to order the 777-8 Freighter will enable Ethiopian Airlines to meet expanding global cargo demand from its hub in Addis Ababa and position the carrier for long-term sustainable growth.

Boeing launched the new 777-8 Freighter in January and has already booked 34 firm orders for the model, which features the advanced technology from the new 777X family and proven performance of the market-leading 777 Freighter. With payload capacity nearly identical to the 747-400 Freighter and a 30% improvement in fuel efficiency, emissions and operating costs, the 777-8 Freighter will enable a more sustainable and profitable business for operators.

Ethiopian Airlines currently operates nine 777 Freighters, connecting Africa with more than 40 cargo centers throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Americas. The carrier’s fleet also includes three 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters and a combined commercial fleet of more than 80 Boeing jets including 737s, 767s, 787s and 777s.

Ethiopian Airlines to fly 737 MAX with passengers for first time since deadly crash

Above Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker.

From Reuters:

“Ethiopian Airlines is due to resume flying the Boeing 737 MAX plane on Tuesday, but opinions are divided on the airline’s first flight using the model since a crash nearly three years ago forced regulators to ground the fleet globally.”

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Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-941 ET-AYN (msn 542) (Star Alliance) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 956312.

Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-941 ET-AYN (msn 542) (Star Alliance) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 956312.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-941 ET-AYN (msn 542) (Star Alliance) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 956312.

Ethiopian Airlines targets February 1, 2022 for the return of Boeing 737 MAX service

Ethiopian Airlines has issued this statement:

Ethiopian Airlines in the Final Stage to Return the Boeing 737 MAX Fleet to Service with the first flight expected on February 1, 2022.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam (above) said “Safety is our top most priority at Ethiopian Airlines and it guides every decision we make and all actions we take. It is in line with this guiding principle that we are now returning the B737 MAX to service not only after the recertification by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), EASA of Europe, Transport Canada, CAAC, ECAA and other regulatory bodies but also after the return to service by more than 34 airlines around the world. In line with our initially stated commitment to become among the last airlines to return the B737 MAX, we have taken enough time to monitor the design modification work and the more than 20 months of rigorous recertification process and we have ensured that our pilots, engineers, aircraft technicians, cabin crew are confident on the safety of the fleet. The airplane model has accumulated more than 275,000 commercial flights since the resumption of B737 MAX operation a year ago.

Ethiopian Airlines has put in place a rigorous and comprehensive processes to ensure that every plane in the sky is safe. In the next one month, we will update the traveling public on further details and progresses.

We always prioritize customers’ safety and I am confident that our customers will enjoy onboard safety and comfort that we have been known for.”

Boeing accepts liability for Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash

From CNN:

“Boeing agreed on Wednesday to acknowledge liability for compensatory damages in lawsuits filed by families of the 157 people killed in the 2019 Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash, according to a filing in US District Court in Chicago.”

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/11/investing/boeing-737-max-ethopian-airlines/index.html

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!