Ethiopian Code share with Scandinavian Airlines - 28 March, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing African airlines, has entered into a code share agreement with Scandinavian Airlines, one of the founding members of Star Alliance, providing travelers with better connectivity and a broad range of services between Europe and Africa.

The new code share agreement, which takes effect as of March 29, 2010, shall further strengthen Ethiopian’s flight network between Addis Ababa and Scandinavian countries. Likewise, the agreement will enhance Scandinavian Airlines route network providing customers an easy connection via Ethiopian’s strategic hub in Addis Ababa to a wide variety of destinations in Africa including Johannesburg, Harare, Lusaka, Luanda, Lilongwe, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Kigali, and Bujumbura.

Scandinavian Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, is an established home carrier in Scandinavia and is recognized as a symbol of quality and reliability in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Ethiopian Chief Operating Officer, Ato Tewolde G. Mariam said, “This agreement between the two airlines will provide wider choices of destinations to travelers. We are indeed pleased to partner with Scandinavian Airlines to provide seamless travel services to our customers with wider choices of destinations.”

The partnership will allow Ethiopian ShebaMiles members to accumulate miles whenever they travel on a scheduled Scandinavian Airlines flight. Passengers in Scandinavian’s EuroBonus program will be able to use their miles to exotic destinations such as Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Mombasa, and Nairobi. Likewise, Ethiopian Airlines’ passengers will be able to earn miles when traveling on Scandinavian. In addition, ShebaMiles Silver and Gold members will be able to enjoy lounge access at Stockholm. Similar benefits will be given to Euro Bonus (SAS’s Frequent Flyer Program) members on Ethiopian Airlines flights.

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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. With the recent addition of flight services to Mombasa and Monrovia, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 37 cities in Africa and a total of 58 international destinations spanning throughout four continents. Ethiopian won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 on November 25, 2009 and “Airline of the year award” from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) on November 24, 2009, bringing the total Awards honored since January 2009 to five.

In August, 2008, Ethiopian won “the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award” of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.

Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.

Ethiopian was the winner of the ‘2008 Best Airline in Africa Award’ at the African Travel Award ceremony.