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Ethiopian Airlines operates its 6th consecutive all-woman flight

Ethiopian Airlines has made yet another history on March 7, 2020 operating an all-women functioned flight to Washington DC. Africa’s Largest Aviation Group and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline has scored the all-female flight crew feat highlighting the airline’s progress in empowering African women, and the contribution of women to the socio-economic development of the continent.

Regarding the all-women functioned flight, Ethiopian Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “Ethiopian firmly believes that such remarkable flights inspire African women and young girls to dream big and realize their dreams not only in aviation, but also in science, technology, engineering, art and other fields. While we celebrate the economic, social and political achievements of women in Africa, we take a bold move towards further championing gender equality in Ethiopia and Africa at large.

Ethiopian all-women flight crew flew the Boeing 777 from Addis Ababa to the US capital while other female professionals handled all the ground operations including flight dispatch, load control, ramp operation, on-board logistics, safety and security, catering as well as air traffic control.

As an equal opportunity employer, Ethiopian creates an enabling environment for women to become the next generation aviation experts.

The airline has seen a remarkable rise in the number of women in different leadership positions. Ethiopian has been operating all-female flights since 2015. The airline has so far flown to Bangkok, Kigali, Lagos, Buenos Aires and Oslo with all female crew.

Ethiopian Airlines aircraft photo gallery:

Reuters: Ethiopian draft report blames Boeing for 737 MAX plane crash

From Reuters:

“A draft interim report from Ethiopian crash investigators circulated to U.S. government agencies concludes the March 2019 crash of a Boeing Company 737 MAX was caused by the plane’s design, two people briefed on the matter said Friday.”

Read the full report.

Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker.

Ethiopian Q400 ET-AQC runs off the runway at Juba

Ethiopian Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) ET-AQC operating flight ET 357 from Juba to Addis Ababa on December 10 with 21 passengers and crew members on board overran the runway on takeoff at Juba.

There are no injuries but the aircraft is damaged.

Photos by the Kenyan Aviator:

Ethiopian expands its service in India by adding Bengaluru in its network

Ethiopian Airlines has launched a passenger flight to Bengaluru, India on October 27,  2019.

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

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

Currently, Ethiopian operates passenger flights to Mumbai and New Delhi as well as cargo service to Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.

Ethiopian Airlines aircraft photo gallery:

 

Ethiopian to resume service to Athens

Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of its flight to Athens, Greece effective December 13, 2019.

Ethiopian has resumed the service to the city of Athens after 18 years. Athens marks Ethiopian’s 20th destination in Europe.

The thrice weekly flight to Athens will be operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The flight to Athens is per the below schedule:

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Flight Number

Frequency

Departure Airport

Departure Time

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time

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Sub fleet

ET 0760

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Mon, Wed, Fri

ADD

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23:45

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ATH

03:45

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ET 788

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…….

ATH

04:50

DME

09:05

ET 788

ET 0761

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Sat

DME

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18:05

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ATH

20:20

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ET 788

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…….

ATH

00:20

ADD

06:30

ET 788

ET 0761

Tue, Thu, Sat

DME

21:05

ATH

23:20

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ET 788

…….

ATH

00:20

ADD

06:30

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ET 788

ET 0761

Tue, Thu, Sat

DME

21:05

ATH

23:20

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ET 788

…….

ATH

00:20

ADD

07:20

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ET 788

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.