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20-June-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s largest airline group, is pleased to announce that it has been crowned as the winner of the ‘Best Entertainment in Africa’ and ‘Best Wi-Fi in Africa’ awards for yet another year at the APEX Passenger Choice Awards 2024.

 

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16-June-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa, and one of the fastest-growing airline brands globally, launches its thrice weekly flights to Nekemte, Gudina Tumsa Airport while simultaneously inaugurating the completion of airport airfield and passenger access projects in the airport.  

 

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15-June-2024

Ethiopian Aviation University, Africa’s largest aviation center of excellence, graduates close to 800 aviation professionals including international trainees from eight African countries and one from Asia. The graduation ceremony took place at the university’s facility, today June 15, 2024. The day has been graced by Ambassadors and Officials from African countries including Ethiopian Airlines Group executives, families and friends of the graduates.   

 

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10-June-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, one of the fastest-growing global airline brands and Africa’s largest airline, commences services to Maun, its second destination in the Republic of Botswana after Gaborone, as of today 10th, June 2024. The inaugural flight departed from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) after a vibrant celebration that brought together officials from the Embassy of Botswana, Government representatives of Botswana, and executives of Ethiopian Airlines among others.

 

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09 - June -24

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa, is delighted to announce the reinstatement of its daily passenger flights to the historic city of Axum as of today, June 9, 2024.

 

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04-June-2024

23 Star Alliance member airlines operate at Heathrow T2 – popularly referred to as Star Alliance terminal by passengers – facilitating over 120 departures every day.

 

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31-May-2024

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operating airline in Africa, is pleased to announce the commencement of its thrice weekly passenger services to Freetown, Sierra Leone via Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso starting today, 31st of May 2024. This new route marks yet another milestone in the airline's extensive network expansion endeavor, connecting more African countries and providing travelers with convenient and efficient travel options.

 

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22-May-2024

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the largest air cargo network operator in Africa, commences a freighter service to Casablanca, Morocco as of today, January 09, 2024, marking 35 in its number of freighter destinations served in Africa.

 

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29-May-2024

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services and Liege Airport, the Ethiopian cargo hub in Europe, have celebrated 17 years of successful partnership.

 

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22-May-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Launches Thrice-Weekly Flights to Freetown via Ouagadougou Starting May 31, 2024

 

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22-May-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, is pleased to announce the finalization of Gode Ugaas Miraad Airport Terminal building and aircraft parking with taxiway construction.

 

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18-May-2024

Addis Ababa, May 18, 2024 

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's leading airline, proudly announces the inauguration of its transformed Addis Ababa Bole International Airport's Domestic Terminal. The 50 million USD expansion and renovation project has significantly upgraded the terminal, expanding its total built-up area by more than twofold to 25,750 m2 and increasing its handling capacity to twofold.

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10-May-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s leading airline, is pleased to announce that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Prime Minister's Office for the management and operation of the 'Dine for Ethiopia' lodges under Ethiopian Skylight Hotel in a warm ceremony held in Addis Ababa.Read more...

08-May-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s leading airline, is pleased to announce the awarding of a special honeymoon package to three lucky employee couples. This initiative underscores the company’s commitment to celebrating and rewarding the personal milestone of its staff.Read more...

24-April-2024

Addis Ababa, Paris, Amstelveen, 24th of April 2024 – Ethiopian Airlines Group, one of the fastest growing global airlines brands, and AFI KLM E&M, a major player in aircraft maintenance and repair services, entered into an agreement for Component Support for Boeing 777 fleet. As per the program, AFI KLM E&M has started a component support program for Ethiopian Airlines' entire 777 fleet, which includes up to 25 aircraft. The agreement was confirmed by AFI KLM E&M and Ethiopian Airlines during the MRO Africa 2024 in Addis Ababa.

 

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20-April-2024

Addis Ababa, April 20, 2024

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's largest network operating carrier, is excited to announce the launch of new four times weekly passenger services to Warsaw, Poland via Athens. The inaugural flight is scheduled as of July 1, 2024, expanding the airline's European destinations to 24.

 

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08-April-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa's largest airline group, has marked its 78th anniversary, highlighting a legacy of resilience and innovation since 1946. Group Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mesfin Tassew and Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Lemma Yadecha accompanied the crew on a flight to Cairo, marking the airline's inaugural international service. Their involvement extended beyond in-flight duties, as they also provided assistance to passengers during check-in and boarding processes, ensuring a seamless travel experience.

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April 3, 2024

Addis Ababa, April 3, 2024 

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa, inaugurates its Jinka airport project, unveiling a new terminal and support facility buildings. The new state-of-the-art airport terminal is now open for service, following a grand celebration held today in Jinka, one of the emerging cities in the South Ethiopia Regional State.

 

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13-March-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the national flag carrier of Ethiopia, is proud to announce that it has been honored with the prestigious ‘Ethiopian Institutional Achievement Award’ today by the Federal Government of Ethiopia. The Award was given by His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and was conferred to Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr. Mesfin Tasew.

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08-March-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, one of the fastest growing airline brands globally, and the leading aviation group in Africa, has colorfully celebrated the International Women's Day, March 8 with an all women-functioned flight to London-Heathrow. The airline commemorated the day at Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, honoring women’s contribution in the aviation industry. The vibrant celebration took place in the presence of high-ranking government officials, ambassadors, honorable guests alongside the incredible women of Ethiopian Airlines, with the theme "Empowering Women: Connecting Africa.”  Read more...

05-March-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, one of the fastest-growing global airline brands and Africa’s largest airline, would like to announce that it will launch a thrice weekly service between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Maun, Botswana as of June 10, 2024. Maun will be Ethiopian's second destination in Botswana after Gaborone, which has been served since 2016.

 

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05-March-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest aviation group in Africa, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], a leading global aerospace company are pleased to announce the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the purchase of the latest Boeing 777-9 airplanes. The agreement includes the purchase of eight 777-9 passenger airplanes and the potential for up to 12 additional jets by Africa’s largest airline, Ethiopian.  

 

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01-March-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa and one of the fastest-growing airlines brand globally, proudly announces the launching of its state-of-the-art e-commerce logistics facility in a grand event today. The Ethiopian e-commerce facility is located inside the Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics premises. 

The newly built facility, which is dedicated to e-commerce, mail and courier logistics services is aimed at bridging logistical gaps and positioning Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as the cross-border e-commerce logistics hub for Africa and beyond.

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26-February-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa, is pleased to announce the expansion of its domestic services to South-Western Ethiopia with a thrice weekly passenger services to be reinstated to Dembi Dollo starting from February 26, 2024.Read more...

24 February-2024

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operator in Africa, is pleased to announce  a launch of a thrice weekly passenger services to Freetown, Sierra Leone via Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso starting from 31st of May 2024. This new route marks yet another milestone in the airline's extensive network expansion endeavor, connecting more African countries and providing travelers with convenient and efficient travel options.Read more...

12-February-2024

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa, is pleased to announce the finalization of Gode Ugaas Miraad Airport Terminal building and aircraft parking with taxiway construction Project. The new state of the art airport terminal has been opened for service in a grand inauguration in the presence of H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed Prime Minister of Ethiopia and H.E Mustafe Mohammed Omer President of the Somali Regional State. 

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18-January-2024

Ethiopian Airlines ET106/18 January which departed Addis Ababa at 12:30 Local time had a runway excursion after landing at Mekelle Alula Aba Nega International Airport at 14:10 Local time. All passengers and crew were disembarked safely with no injuries.  

We are conducting investigation to determine the cause of the incident. We sincerely apologize to our customers for the inconvenience encountered.

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09-January-2024

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the largest air cargo network operator in Africa, commences a freighter service to Casablanca, Morocco as of today, January 09, 2024, marking 35 in its number of freighter destinations served in Africa.

 

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19-December-2023

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest carrier, today announce a landmark USD $450 million loan agreement that will finance five new Boeing aircraft: three Boeing 737-8 and two Boeing 777F (Cargo).

The loan will be secured against the value of the five planes and has been arranged exclusively by Citi’s Corporate Banking and Export Agency and Finance teams. It is guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM).

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15-December-2023

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10-December-2023

Ethiopian Aviation University, the largest aviation center of excellence in Africa, graduates 627 aviation professionals in a ceremony held at the newly upgraded Ethiopian Aviation University. The graduates were trainees in the University’s Pilot, Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Cabin Crew & Catering, and Commercial & Ground Services programs.

In today’s graduation: 88 pilots, 125 aircraft technicians, 150 cabin crews, and 264 commercial trainees begin the aviation career path.    

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December 5, 2023

For the fourth consecutive year, Star Alliance proudly announces its victory as the World’s Leading Airline Alliance at the esteemed World Travel Awards. The announcement took place at a Gala ceremony held at Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab on December 1, 2023.

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21-November-2023

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s largest airline, has signed deals to purchase a total of 84 aircraft at the Dubai Airshow. Amidst the Airshow, Ethiopian has signed deals with the aviation’s big names such as Boeing, Airbus, and Rolls-Royce for aircraft purchase, and engine total care service. 

 

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17-November-23

Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY) today announces it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a comprehensive TotalCare service agreement with Ethiopian Airlines for 22 Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines. The Trent XWB-84 exclusively powers the Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

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15-November-23

Ethiopia’s flagship carrier, Ethiopian Airlines Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 11 additional Airbus A350-900s with six more purchase rights to be added to its existing fleet. The latest agreement takes Ethiopian Airlines’ total order book and commitment for the A350 to 33, including four A350-1000s.

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15-November-2023

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s largest airline, is pleased to announce that it selects AVANT Up inflight entertainment solution for its upcoming aircraft Airbus A350-1000.Read more...

14-November-2023

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and leading aviation group in Africa, and its longstanding partner Boeing [NYSE:BA] today announced the carrier has agreed to order 11 787 Dreamliner and 20 737 MAX airplanes with an opportunity for 15 and 21 additional jets, respectively. The agreement, signed by Ethiopia’s national carrier at the Dubai Airshow, represents the largest-ever purchase of Boeing airplanes in African history.Read more...

October 26, 2023

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the largest air cargo network operator in Africa has won the “Best Cargo Airline-Africa” award at the Arabian Cargo Awards, held for the first time in the Cargo category, on October 24 in Dubai, UAE. 

Arabian Cargo Awards is a GCC-based platform with a vision to recognize those behind the success of the Cargo & Logistics Industry. It is the region’s first internet voting based award.

 

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October 23, 2023

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s largest airline, is pleased to announce that it will resume four weekly passenger services to Madrid, Spain's capital and a city of elegant boulevards and extensive, starting from December 9, 2023.

 

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14-October-2023

Addis Ababa, October 14, 2023

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the largest air cargo network operator in Africa, has been crowned once again with two Prestigious Awards at the Air Cargo News Awards 2023 in a ceremony held at the Hilton Syon Park, London.

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13-October-2023

Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, today inaugurated its second lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Starting October 13, it will welcome First and Business Class passengers and Star Alliance Gold status customers on member airline flights departing from gates 10 to 38 in Terminal 1. Eligible United Club and Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members may also access the lounge.Read more...

15-September-2023

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s leading airline, is pleased to announce that it has been crowned as the ‘Best African Airline’ at Business Traveller Awards 2023. Business Traveller Awards has named Ethiopian as the Best African Airline for four years in a row, since 2020. Read more...

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s largest airline, is pleased to announce that it will start thrice weekly passenger services to Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), as of November 15, 2023.

 

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07-September-2023

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa's leading airline, renowned for its exceptional services and global connectivity, is pleased to announce its partnership with CJ Affiliate Marketing Company, a performance-based marketing channel. This collaboration opens exciting opportunities for affiliates to collaborate with Ethiopian Airlines while earning competitive commissions.

 

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06-September-2023

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, the largest cargo network operator in Africa, has repositioned its operations from Mexico City Airport (MEX) to the brand-new Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU) starting from September 2, 2023.

 

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05-August-2023

Star Alliance’s Los Angeles airport lounge has won the title of North America’s Leading Airport Lounge for the fourth year running at the World Travel Awards 2023. The award was announced at the Caribbean & The Americas Gala Ceremony held on the picturesque island of Saint Lucia on August 26, 2023.

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22 August

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s largest airline, is pleased to announce that it will increase its weekly passenger flights to Seoul, Republic of Korea, to six, effective October 28, 2023. Ethiopian will also deploy the latest Airbus A350-900 aircraft on the route.

 

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17-August-2023

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s largest airline, and Addis-Africa International Convention and Exhibition Centre (AAICEC), signed equity investment agreement to establish an international convention center in Addis Ababa that will host multiple business events.

 

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14-August-2023

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operating carrier in Africa is pleased to announce that it will commence a thrice weekly services to/from London-Gatwick starting from November 21, 2023. 

 

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07-August-2023

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s largest airline brand, has recognized travel agencies in an event held at Skylight Hotel on August 6, 2023. Ethiopian has rewarded the top three travel agencies in eight different categories based on their performance from January to December 2022.

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05-August-2023

Ethiopian Aviation University, the largest aviation center of excellence in Africa graduates 1,551 aviation professionals in pilot training, aviation maintenance, cabin crew, commercial, and hotel operations professions on August 5, 2023 in a graduation ceremony held at the newly upgraded Ethiopian Aviation University, Commercial Building.  

 

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17-July-2023


Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), July 17, 2023 – Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing and ThinkYoung have launched the STEM School, an initiative designed to equip young individuals and teachers in Ethiopia with the necessary skills for better employment opportunities. The program focuses on underprivileged African youth especially women, fostering their pursuit of higher education in STEM with a focus on aviation.

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15-April-2023

 

In light of Africa’s vast landmass, its population accounting for 16% of the world population, and its low share of global trade of 2%, the continent is an excellent opportunity to develop air transport. However, as a market, Africa’s share over several decades has remained stagnant at less than 3% of the world market – it is time to take action to change this narrative.

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June-20-2023

 

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing airline brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed an agreement on IATA CEIV Live Animals Certification Program.

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1-July-2023

Star Alliance has once again won the title of World’s Best Airline Alliance at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards this year. The Alliance’s famed Los Angeles lounge has also maintained its position of World’s Best Airline Alliance Lounge for the seventh year running.

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June-20-2023

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing airline brand globally and the continent’s leading airline brand, has been crowned with five prestigious accolades at the SKYTRAX 2023 World Airline Awards during the Paris Air Show held in France, Paris on June 20, 2023.

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19-June-2023

 

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing airline brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand, celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the start of its services to the United States (US). Ethiopian connected Africa with the US in June 1998 with its cross-Atlantic flights to Washington D.C.

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Revealed at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest-growing airline brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand, will offer advanced, high-speed inflight broadband to passengers onboard its upcoming Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, with GX Aviation provided by Inmarsat, recently acquired by Viasat, and selected through the Airbus Airspace Link HBCplus programme.Read more...

June-5- 2023

Star Alliance, the world’s first and largest global airline alliance, is pleased to announce that Theo Panagiotoulias has been chosen to become its next CEO.

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25-May-2023

 

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading aviation group, is pleased to announce that it has been crowned as the winner of Best Overall in Africa award at the 2023 APEX Passenger Choice Awards, at a ceremony held in Dublin, Ireland on 25 May 2023.

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13-May-2023

 

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the largest air cargo network operator in Africa, and cargo.one today announced a significant partnership to offer the Ethiopian national carrier’s capacities for instant booking on the air cargo booking marketplace.

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05-May-2023

 

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest aviation group in Africa, holds a grand opening of the largest hotel on the African continent as it inaugurates the second phase of Ethiopian Skylight Hotel. Ethiopian Airlines opened the first phase of Ethiopian Skylight Hotel back in January 2019.

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29-April-2023

 

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it took delivery of its 20th A350-900 aircraft from Airbus on the 28th of April 2023.

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28-April-2023

 

Ethiopian Airlines, the leading and fastest growing Airline in Africa, is celebrating the 50th year of the launch of its service to the UK in April 1973. Ethiopian Airlines’ inaugural flight arrived in London-Heathrow on a Boeing 720-B commencing with two flights a week. The flight was originally operated via Cairo, Rome and Frankfurt with First Class and Economy Class.

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25-April-2023

 

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has started providing its Global Customer Interaction Center services in two additional international languages namely, Arabic and French.

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14-April-2023

 

In light of Africa’s vast landmass, its population accounting for 16% of the world population, and its low share of global trade of 2%, the continent is an excellent opportunity to develop air transport.

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31-March-2023

 

Ethiopian Airlines, the leading and fastest growing Airline in Africa, is celebrating the 50th year of the commencement of its service to China. The Airline made its first flight to Shanghai on 21 February 1973 and operated there for a while before it shifted its flights to Beijing on 07 November 1973, which is one of its very popular destinations in Asia.

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21-March-2023

 

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has successfully conducted an hour long, full-scale emergency drill inside the airport

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25-March-2023

 

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it will resume its services to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as of 25 March 2023.  The flight will be operated four times a week with the ultramodern B787 Dreamliner as per the below schedule.

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09-March-2023

 

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operating carrier in Africa, has finalized preparations to launch direct flights to Karachi, Pakistan as of 01 May 2023. Ethiopian first served Karachi from July 1966 to December 1971, and resumed the service from June 1993 until July 2004.

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06-March-2023

 

Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest and oldest Aviation Academy in the region, is pleased to announce that it has been upgraded to an aviation university.  The university has launched undergraduate and postgraduate programs in aerospace and hospitality fields.

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23-February-2023

 

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operating carrier in Africa, is pleased to announce the resumption of its direct flights between Abidjan and New York John F. Kennedy Airport as of 29 May 2023.  Ethiopian first started serving New York from its main hub Addis Ababa via Abidjan in June 2019.

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