Ethiopian Signs Code Share Agreement with Asiana Airlines - 29 August, 2011

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing African airline, has signed a code share agreement with Asiana Airlines, the award winning South Korean airline, enhancing the growing cooperation with Star Alliance member carriers. The new partnership between Ethiopian and Asiana will provide our global passengers with more flight options and better connections between Africa and Asia.

According to the agreement, the two carriers will cooperate on code share flights between Seoul, Hong Kong and Addis Ababa.

Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said, "We are delighted to expand our cooperation with Asiana Airlines, one of the main players in Asia and the code share will enhance faster and seamless connectivity to our passengers between Seoul, Hong Kong and 40 African destinations."

The four weekly code share flights have commenced as of August 29, 2011 as per the following schedule.

Flight No.
Flight No.
Day of 
ET608OZ97601246ADD /BKK/ HKG00:2518:15
ET609OZ97611246HKG /BKK/ ADD21:3505:15+1*
OZ721ET12991246ICN HKG09:0011:50
OZ724ET12982357HKG ICN00:3005:00

+1* the following day

Ethiopian has been strengthening its partnership with mega carriers through code share agreements that create more flight choices, shorter travel time and greater convenience to our valued customers.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the most successful and leading airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the addition of new flight services to Milan, Ethiopian will provide dependable services to 63 international destinations spanning four continents.

Recently, Ethiopian received the 2011 “Airline Reliability Performace Award" from Bombardier aircraft manufacturer based in Canada. Besides, Ethiopian won the 2010 “Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award” for its outstanding performance at the Wire Kit Harness Manufacturing Plant. In 2009, Ethiopian scooped the “NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Award” and “Airline of the Year" award from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). 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.