Ethiopian Airlines, the first carrier to debut the advanced Boeing 787 Dreamliner to London Heathrow, has moved to its new UK home at Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal.
It will join a host of Star Alliance members at the brand new £2.5 billion state-of-the-art terminal formally opened by Her Majesty the Queen in June.
Ethiopian operates non-stop daily flights to Addis Ababa from London Heathrow with connections to 49 destinations on the African continent and 18 destinations within Ethiopia.
It currently operates to 83 destinations around the world.
From the end of October, all of the Star Alliance member airlines will be handled in one place enabling Ethiopian passengers to enjoy quick and smooth connections between member airlines.
Ethiopian Airlines’ passengers will enjoy Terminal 2’s state of the art technology featuring efficient and speedy ARINC ‘common use’ check in kiosks, supplied by Rockwell Collins, with facilities to print your own baggage tags.
Ethiopian Airlines, second left, joins its Star Alliance partners at London Heathrow Terminal 2
Passengers will benefit from reduced queuing and therefore more time airside where they can enjoy shopping at British brands John Lewis (a first for an
airport), Cath Kidston and Ted Baker plus luxury fashion houses such as Burberry and Mulberry.
This will be complemented by food and drink outlets including chef Heston Blumenthal’s newest restaurant, The Perfectionists’ Café, a Fuller’s pub serving London Pride and The Gorgeous Kitchen – a restaurant created by four local female chefs.
“We are delighted to be joining fellow Star Alliance members at The Queen’s Terminal.
“The new terminal offers our passengers cutting-edge technology, an efficient and excellent design and some attractive shopping options that will enhance their journey and all-round travel experience.” said Michael Yared, area manager – UK and Ireland, Ethiopian Airlines.
Ethiopian passengers will check-in at Zone D in the new terminal.
As a Star Alliance member, Ethiopian Cloud Nine (Business Class) and other eligible passengers can also enjoy access to Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounge, the United Club and United Global First lounge.