Ethiopian Airlines is working to strengthen its presence in Europe and is now focusing on the German market. Therefore AVIAREPS and Africa’s largest airline recently signed a new GSA agreement starting on 1 April 2010. The world’s leading aviation and tourism management expert will then be in charge of all sales, marketing and ticketing activities in Germany. Besides the European markets of Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and Hungary AVIAREPS also represents the Ethiopian flag carrier in the South American markets of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.
Ethiopian Airlines currently offers four weekly flights between Frankfurt (Germany) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, passengers can use a nonstop connection to the Ethiopian capital. On Sunday the airline provides an additional flight with a short stopover in Rome. As from June 2010 Ethiopian Airlines will increase the frequency to five weekly flights on this route. All flights, operated with a modern Boeing B767, take off in the late evening. After an overnight journey of seven hours travellers reach Addis Ababa in the morning of the next day. From Ethiopian Airlines’ hub they can conveniently connect to various African destinations such as Johannesburg, Nairobi, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.
As Africa’s leading carrier Ethiopian Airlines operates its flights with the newest and youngest fleet consisting of 30 Boeing aircraft (10 B767-300s; 8 B757-200s; 2 B575-260Fs; 2 B747Fs; 5 B737-700NGs; 3 B737-800Ws), 2 MD-11Fs and 5 Fokker 50s. Within the next years the fleet will continue growing. The airline has already ordered five Boeing B777-300LRs, eight Bombardier Q400s (delivery in 2010), 12 Airbus A330-900s and 10 Boeing B787 Dreamliner jets.
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, was founded 1945. The national carrier is based in Addis Ababa and offers flights to 56 international destinations: six in Europe (Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Rome and Stockholm), 35 in Africa, 14 destinations in the Middle East and Asia (e.g. Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Dubai, Mumbai, Delhi and Tel Aviv) and one in North America (Washington). Furthermore the Ethiopian flag carrier serves 16 domestic routes.