Ethiopian Expands its Domestic Network with Three Weekly Passenger Services to Dembi Dollo Ethiopia

Ethiopian will continue to invest in seamless domestic connectivity and airport expansion


Addis Ababa, February 26, 2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa, is pleased to announce the expansion of its domestic services to South-Western Ethiopia with a thrice weekly passenger services to be reinstated to Dembi Dollo starting from February 26, 2024.

The new thrice weekly service commences operation as per the below schedule.            

Flight Number Frequency Departure Airport Departure time Arrival Airport Arrival Time Sub Fleet
ET  153 Mon, Wed, Fri ADD 10:25 DEM 12:00 DH8
ET  152 Mon, Wed, Fri DEM 12:30 ADD 14:00 DH8


Regarding the commencement of the new services Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said: “We are pleased to announce the reconnection of Dembi Dolo to Addis Ababa and the rest of our domestic network by air. This air service provides a safe and convenient means of transport for the people of Dembi Dolo and the surrounding area. Additionally, we believe that this air service will stimulate socio-economic development in the region by facilitating tourism, trade, and investment. This initiative demonstrates Ethiopian Airlines' commitment to developing air transport services throughout Ethiopia.

The commencement of the new passenger service to Dembi Dollo allows convenient travel to the South-Western part of Ethiopia. Ethiopian Airlines operates passenger flights to 22 domestic destinations in Ethiopia. The group is working on enhancing domestic airport facilities and passenger experience. Reinforcing this commitment, Ethiopian will continue to renovate and expand domestic airports across the country.

It is to be recalled that Ethiopian Airlines is one of the leading carriers in Africa with vast domestic services.   

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is the fastest-growing airlines brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand. In its seventy-seven years of successful operations, Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline, has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. In addition to its main hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it is also pursuing its multi-hub strategy through a hub in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet category consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate most of these aircraft. Having achieved its strategic plan (Vision 2025) ahead of time, Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2035 that will see it become one of the top 20 most competitive and leading aviation groups in the world by providing safe, secured, market driven and customer focused Passenger and Cargo Transport and Logistics, Aviation Training, Airport Management and Ground Services, MRO and Aerospace Manufacturing and Travel and Tourism Services. As a multi-award-winning airline, Ethiopian has been the champion in various coveted awards including Skytrax’s ‘Best Airline in Africa Award’ for six consecutive years among others. The airline has been a Star Alliance member since 2011 and has been registering more than threefold growth in the past 10 years.  For more at:     

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