Ethiopian Launches Corporate Bonus Program - 31 October, 2012

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce the launching of a new corporate loyalty program, Corporate Bonus, enabling companies to accrue miles for passengers, who travel on their corporate account.

Corporate clients will, therefore, be able to receive Bonus Miles for every individual frequent flyer account that has earned flight miles on ShebaMiles program. Corporate clients will be registered in the Corporate Bonus Program Account under a unique membership number to be able to accrue miles.

The Bonus Miles are good for award tickets and class upgrade exchanges/redemptions in the same manner as in the ShebaMiles program frequent flyer program.

"We are pleased to offer this program to our corporate clients and reward their loyalty to Ethiopian. Now, not only individual passengers but all our loyal companies partnering with Ethiopian can benefit from every passenger they fly under their account," said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.

Miles on Ethiopian frequent flier program are accrued whenever passengers fly on Ethiopian or one of its partner airlines. Ethiopian currently flies to 70 international destinations in four continents and offers many more connections, through its membership in Star Alliance, the biggest airline alliance in the world, and ASKY, its partner airline operating in West and Central Africa.

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 69 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 an d has won the "AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2011 Award" for its excellence in air cargo. Ethiopian also won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 and "the Airline of the Year 2009 Award" from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).

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