Ethiopian Airlines, the flag-carrier airline of Ethiopia, and ANA, Japan's leading airline group, signed a code-share agreement.
From October 26, 2014, the travelling public will enjoy seamless bookings on ANA and Ethiopian Airlines Network from Japan to 49 destinations in Africa through joint connecting airports of both carriers in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, London, on all code shared flights. .
ANA and Ethiopian Airlines started joint Frequent Flyer Program in December 2011 as both carriers are members of Star Alliance, the largest and oldest global airline alliance. Customers of the two airlines will continue to be able to earn and redeem miles on all flights.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: "I wish to thank ANA, a fellow Star Alliance member, for this mutually beneficial codeshare partnership. Our codeshare partnership will give our customers traveling between Africa and Japan the best possible connectivity options with one ticket and one single check-in at first boarding airport. It will also play critical role in enabling greater people-to-people, investment, trade and tourism ties between a rising Africa, the second fastest growing region in the world, and a highly industrialized Japan, the third largest economy in the world."
Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of ANA, said: "We are pleased to welcome Ethiopian Airlines which has the largest network in Africa as our code-share partner and look forward to working together to bring our customers greater choice and convenience across our combined Japanese and African networks."
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|ET609 NH5343||Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat||Hong Kong – Addis Ababa||00:35||06:35||B787|
|ET618 NH5344||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun||Addis Ababa – Bangkok||00:40||13:20||B763|
|ET626 NH5346||Tue, Thu, Sat||Addis Ababa – Bangkok||00:35||13:15||B763|
|ET619 NH5345||Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat||Bangkok – Addis Ababa||01:30||06:25||B763|
|ET627 NH5347||Wed, Fri, Sun||Bangkok – Addis Ababa||00:10||05:25||B763|
|ET706 NH5350||Daily||Addis Ababa – Frankfurt||01:00||06:20||B787|
|ET707 NH5351||Daily||Frankfurt – Addis Ababa||21:35||07:15||B787|
|ET704 NH5352||Daily except Tue||Addis Ababa – Paris||23:55||05:45||B787|
|ET705 NH5353||Daily except Wed||Paris – Addis Ababa||22:05||06:20||B787|
|ET700 NH5354||Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun||Addis Ababa – London||00:40/01:20/01:25||06:55/07:00||B787/B777|
|ET710 NH5354||Mon, Tue, Thu||Addis Ababa – London||09:35/11:15||14:35/16:15||B787|
|ET701 NH5355||Daily||London – Addis Ababa||21:00||07:00||B787/B777|
|ET302 NH5358||Daily||Addis Ababa – Nairobi||10:15||12:20||B737|
|ET303 NH5359||Daily||Nairobi – Addis Ababa||17:35||19:40||B737|
|ET320 NH5360||Daily||Addis Ababa – Mombasa||10:40||13:05||B737|
|ET321 NH5361||Daily||Mombasa – Addis Ababa||17:30||19:55||B737|
*Subject to government approval
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|NH847 ET1752||Daily||Haneda – Bangkok||10:50||16:05||B787-8|
|NH850 ET1753||Daily||Bangkok – Haneda||22:40||06:30+1||B787-8|
|NH911 ET1750||Daily||Narita – Hong Kong||18:25||22:35||B763|
|NH910 ET1751||Daily||Hong Kong – Narita||15:20||20:15||B763|
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan by passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 72 international routes and 115 domestic routes with a fleet of about 240 aircraft. ANA Group has 33,000 employees. In 2013, it carried 46 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.6 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and was awarded five stars in 2013 and 2014 by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
About Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines, a global Pan-African carrier with 70 years history, is currently the largest airline in Africa by revenue, generating 2.4 billion US $ in 2014, and profit. The airline operates to 5 continents, Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Asia, serving 83 international and 20 domestic destinations. It has the largest network in Africa with 49 destinations and the youngest fleet on the continent, such as B777s and B787s, with an average age of 7 years. Ethiopian, a technology leader in Africa, is the first outside Japan to receive and operate the B787 in 2012, and is a member of the largest global airline alliance, Star Alliance. A mutiple award winner for its service, Ethiopian received in September 2014 the Passenger Choice Award as the Best Airline in Africa, in the most comprehensive survey of airline passengers conduced in 13 languages.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer