Ethiopian Airlines has announced a codeshare agreement with United Airlines, effective August 30th, 2014. Ethiopian, the largest airline in Africa, currently flies to 83 international destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian Airlines has added its ninth Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its expanding fleet. The new aircraft which was received earlier and has been named ‘Great Wall of China’. This latest additional aircraft will support the route to Hong Kong from Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing African airline, has started daily flights from London Heathrow to Addis Ababa with the additional service departing London Heathrow on Tuesday evenings. The new departure mirrors the existing schedule with departure from London Heathrow at 21:00 arriving into the Ethiopian capital’s Bole International Airport at 07:00 the next day.
Ethiopian Airlines has become the largest African carrier by revenue and profit according to the International Air Transport Association’s latest airline ranking – published in the 58th edition of World Air Transport Statistics. With revenue topping $2.3 billion in 2013, this is the first time Ethiopian Airlines has achieved such a ranking in its 69-year operating history.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced the delivery of its seventh Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Ethiopian was the first in the world outside of Japan and the first in Africa to receive the super efficient 787 Dreamliner back in August 2012.
Ethiopian Airlines will launch four weekly flights to Kano, Nigeria, from May 24th, 2014. Located in the north of the country, Kano is the second largest city in Nigeria. Kano will be the fourth city in Nigeria served by Ethiopian Airlines, joining Ethiopian’s current service to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria; Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city; and Enugu.
Malawian Airlines has launched its first international flight to Johannesburg. Malawian Airlines is Ethiopian Airlines’ strategic partner for the southern Africa region and will operate the B737-800 Sky Interior aircraft daily from Lilongwe to Johannesburg, with a stopover in Blantyre.
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African airline, has announced the start of daily flights to London starting from July 8th, 2014. Ethiopian started operations to London on April 1st, 1973 and has provided uninterrupted service to and from the city for more than 40 years.
Swiss police have confirmed they have arrested the co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane flying from Addis Ababa to Rome. It is believe the co-pilot attempted to highjack the Boeing 767-300, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Geneva.
As it enters a strong period of growth with new aircraft arrivals and the best in-flight product in its history, Ethiopian Airlines has appointed Surrey, UK-based Emerald Media to handle its UK and Ireland public relations brief. From London, Ethiopian offers connections with 48 destinations on the African continent.
Ethiopian Airline has today launched daily services to Shanghai, China. Ethiopian will operate the Shanghai flight using its B787 Dreamliner with 24 Cloud Nine Business Class and 246 Economy Class seats.
Ethiopian Airlines has signed a ten-year OnPoint solution agreement with GE for maintenance, repair and overhaul of its GE90 engines. Under this agreement, GE will maintain the GE90 engines that power Ethiopian’s 16 B777 aircraft, which include six B777-200LR, six B777-F, and four B777-300ER.