Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, signed a codeshare agreement with Air Europa, taking effect as of April 11, 2017.
The new partnership is a free sale codeshare agreement, thereby allowing the partner airlines access to each other’s network by creating smooth connection at their respective hubs.
Mr. Busera Awel, Chief Commercial Officer Ethiopian Airlines, said: “We are pleased to optimize our collaboration with Air Europa through this instrumental code share agreement. As a customer focused airline, we always strive to meet our customer’s ever growing demand, availing critical connectivity options. This strategic collaboration will enable our esteemed customer’s reach multiple destinations in Europe through one point check-in at point of origin. Reciprocally, Ethiopian vast African network is an added advantage to customers of Air Europa; connecting 53 major cities in Africa with minimum layover at our Addis hub.”
Imanol Pérez, Comercial Deputy Director of Air Europa, has expressed his satisfaction for the agreement reached with Ethiopian Airlines as it allows Air Europa to have presence in the African continent and offer its passengers a wider choice of travel destinations.
In addition, Air Europa also provides Ethiopian Airline´s passengers with excellent connectivity with other European, Spanish and American destinations where Air Europa flies to through its Madrid hub.
Ethiopian currently serves more than 90 global destinations across five continents with over 240 daily departures; operating the youngest and most modern fleet with an average fleet age of less than five years.
Air Europa has operates to 51 destinations all round the world, of which 21 are domestic, 11 are Europe and Tel Aviv, 18 long haul destinations in North and South America and M.E. Air Europa will fly to Honduras this month and in June to Boston.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 90 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350,
Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.
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About Air Europa
Air Europa is the airline of Globalia, the largest Spanish tourism conglomerate with an annual of 4,000 million euros revenue. Founded in 1989, it has persistently grown to become the reference airline for flights between Europe , America and Caribbean.
Air Europa’s fleet is one of the youngest in the world, with an average age aircraft of 4 years. It has a fleet of 52 aircraft comprising fifteen Airbus 330-200/300, six Boeing 787 Dreamliner; twenty Boeing 737-800 and eleven Embraer 195.
Air Europa has been honored by the German environmental organization Atmosfair as " the most efficient airline in the world " in short and medium distances flights. Last year it transported more than 10 million passangers.
More information about Air Europa can be found on its official website www.aireuropa.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram.
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Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer