Ethiopia Airlines is pleased to announce that it will start upgraded evening services between Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar with its Boeing 737–700/800 aircraft effective May 15, 2012.
As a national flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines has been supporting the ever increasing tourism market of the country as well as business travel, supported by the country’s fast economic growth. Currently, the airline provides flight services to 17 domestic destinations, which is the largest domestic network in Africa. Ethiopian Airlines serves Bahir Dar with double daily flights. With the new arrangement, the flight will be operated as per the following schedule:
The airline’s effort to cater for domestic flight needs has been further enhanced with the introduction of the brand new Q400 NextGen aircraft and the deployment of the 737 aircraft. Ethiopian has ordered five more Q-400s, upgraded with seven business class seats, bigger baggage compartments and two lavatories.
Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946. With the latest addition of new services to Seychelles, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 65 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 20,500 daily flights to 1,293 airports in 190 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 and 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.