Ethiopian Airlines Schedules Additional Flights to Transport Ethiopian Returnees from Saudi Arabia June 2, 2017

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has scheduled extra flights to transport Ethiopian passengers returning from Saudi Arabia effective 1st June, 2017.

Ethiopian Airlines is a member of the national task force organized to facilitate safe return of Ethiopian nationals and is currently working in close coordination with the Ethiopian Embassies and Consulates at Jeddah, Riyadh and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Regarding these special arrangements, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked: ‘’As a national flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines has proactively responded to this critical national demand and has finalized preparations to transport Saudi repatriates back to our homeland Ethiopia, with special arrangements to ensure easy access and flow of the travel process. In this regard, we have dispatched a dedicated team that will coordinate the flights at the new offices we have opened at Ethiopian Embassy and Consulate offices in Jeddah and Riyadh; operate extra flights to Medina, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and Gizan, while waiving applicable re-booking penalty. We shall also add additional flights considering the volume of demand as required.”

On top of the added weekly flights, Ethiopian operates 21 weekly flights to the four main cities in Saudi Arabia: Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and Medina.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 95 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines