Ethiopian Deploys Dreamliner on Daily Addis Frankfurt Route - 07 November, 2012

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has started daily service on its Addis-Frankfurt route v.v. using its brand new and ultra modern B787- Dreamliner as of October 27, 2012.

Frankfurt, the financial center of Europe, is a major Star Alliance hub and an important part of Ethiopian extensive worldwide network. Ethiopian currently has daily flights from Frankfurt to Addis Ababa, with connecting services to cities throughout Africa, including Nairobi, Johannesburg, Zanzibar, Mombasa, the Seychelles, Kigali anbd Maputo.

"We are always pleased to offer our passengers the most advanced level of on-board comfort, and dedicating the B787-Dreamliner for the daily flight on the Frankfurt route is a demonstration of our continued effort to give passengers the best customer experience," said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.

Now passengers on the Addis Ababa – Frankfurt v.v. will enjoy the ultimate travel experience onboard Ethiopian Dreamliner with less noise, biggest windows in the sky, higher ceiling, higher humidity, unique lightening and extra leg space.

Ethiopian has been giving uninterrupted service to Frankfurt since June 21, 1958.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946 and now the Airline provides dependable services to 70 international destinations spanning four continents.

Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member. The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network offering customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. The Star Alliance network offers more than 21,555 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.

Ethiopian is a multi-award winner for its commitment and contributions towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry and in recognition of its distinguished long-haul operations enhanced by the introduction of new routes and products. Recently, Ethiopian won gold in the African Airline of the Year 2011/2012 Awards organized by the African Aviation News Portal. Ethiopian also received the 2011 AFRAA award for being consistently profitable over the years and has won the "AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2011 Award" for its excellence in air cargo. Ethiopian also won the 2012 "African Airline of the Year Award" from Air Transport Quarterly Magazine.

With its acquisition of and firm orders for several new modern fleet, the airline is well positioned to pursue aggressively the implementation of its Vision 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.