Ethiopian and Brussels Set to Launch Codeshare Agreement - 12 June, 2008

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the leading African airlines, has entered into a code share agreement with Brussels Airlines giving travellers better connectivity and a broad range of services between Europe and Africa.

The new code share agreement, which takes effect as of June 17, 2008, shall further strengthen Ethiopian’s flight network between Addis Ababa and Brussels. Ethiopian operates daily flights to Brussels with Boeing 767-300.

In addition to improving passenger convenience, the code share agreement will facilitate the operational and handling services offered respectively by the two partners. Likewise, the partners shall enjoy greater access to each others markets with relative ease and flexibility.

Ethiopian Vice President Commercial, Ato Busera Awel said, “This code-share agreement with Brussels Airlines will provide wider choices of destinations to Ethiopian Airlines’ travelers. We are indeed pleased to partner with Brussels Airlines to further develop the regional business and leisure markets.”

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About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines,, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. The airline currently serves 50 destinations around the globe, 30 of which are in Africa.

In 2006 and 2007 Ethiopian was the proud recipient of awards for the African Airline of the Year 2006, Africa Business of the Year 2007 and Ghana Business and Financial Award 2007 from the African Aviation Journal, the African Times/USA and the Government of Ghana respectively for its outstanding performance in the commercial air transport industry.

Ethiopian will be the first carrier to operate the 787 Dreamliner in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe. On its European routes, Brussels Airlines offers a low fare product: b.light economy, as well as an ultra-flexible product, which offers timesaving and comfort at reasonable prices: b.flex economy +. Between them, the group’s 3.000 employees are responsible for some 300 punctual flights every day to some 55 premium European airports. Brussels Airlines offers long-haul networks of 14 African destinations, 2 North American destinations, the United Arab Emirates, China and India.

Brussels Airlines was born on the 7th of November 2006 from the marriage between SN Brussels Airlines – the largest full service Belgian airline – and Virgin Express, the first of the mainland European low cost airlines. Brussels Airlines spread its wings for the first time on the 25th of March 2007.