Ethiopian Increases London Summer Schedule from Six Weekly flights to Daily Service - 21 February, 2014

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African airline, is pleased to announce the start of daily flights to London starting from July 8, 2014.

Ethiopian started operations to London on April 1, 1973 and has been giving uninterrupted service to and from the city for more than 40 years.

Ethiopian CEO, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, said: "We are very happy to finally be able to give daily service to our customers to and from London. Due to the airport congestion at London Heathrow, we were constrained to 6 weekly flights. Now our customers to and from London can enjoy convenient and hassle free daily connections with our state-of-the art B787 aircraft, which offers the ultimate on-board comfort with much reduced noise, largest windows in the sky, dimmable lights, high ceiling and higher cabin humidity."

With daily services to/from London and daily services to/from our 48 African destinations and very short connections through our main hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian offers the shortest total travel time to its valued customers whether they travel for business or leisure.

Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier serving 79 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights and using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s.

About Ethiopian

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

Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 78 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. 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.