Ethiopian Winter Schedule Increases Flight Frequencies - 22 October, 2009

Ethiopian Airlines will expand its operation in the new 2009/10 winter season, increasing flight frequencies to its eleven destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia effective October 25, 2009.

Offering a greater choice of flights and better connections, Ethiopian will add four weekly flights to Nairobi and Dar-es-salaam, two weekly flights to Accra, Delhi, Beijing, and one weekly flight to Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Bamako, Dakar, Juba and Lubumbashi. Passengers looking to travel to these destinations will have more choice with the additional frequencies adding further convenience and flexibility to their travel plans.

Ethiopian also offers wide range of tour packages on its website for visitors to most vibrant and charming tourism destinations of East Africa. Currently, Ethiopian operates 68 weekly flights to East Africa, with morning and evening departures. Passengers from West Africa will get immediate connections with the newly introduced Nairobi and Dar-es-salaam night flights. "This is one way Ethiopian contributes to the business growth and tourism development of Africa", said Mr. Tewolde G. Mariam, Chief Operating Officer of the airline.

The new winter schedule also heralds the opening of new services to Mombasa, Monrovia and Conakry. Commemorating the introduction of our new destinations, the Ethiopian Frequent Flyer Program ShebaMiles offers promotional mileage to its esteemed members. For a limited time, ShebaMiles members will earn 4000 bonus miles for flights taken on Addis Ababa-Mombasa-Addis Ababa routes, 8000 bonus miles each for flights on Addis Ababa-Monrovia-Addis Ababa and Addis Ababa-Conakry-Addis Ababa routes and 4000 bonus miles for members traveling on ET803 / ET802 on Addis Ababa-Nairobi-Dar-es-salaam-Addis Ababa routes. Besides, ShebaMiles members have the opportunity to travel from Addis Ababa to Mombasa or Monrovia round trip by spending as low as 10,000 miles from their accounts.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946.

In July 2009, Ethiopian won ‘Airline of the Year 2009’ award at African Business Award organized by the London based African Business Magazine and Common Wealth Business Council.

In August 2008, Ethiopian won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.

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.

Ethiopian was the winner of the ‘2008 Best Airline in Africa Award’ at the African Travel Award in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.

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