Ethiopian Announces Service to Seven New Destinations
Ethiopian Airlines is planning to launch seven new destinations within five months during the first half of 2017. The addition of the seven destinations will be one of the largest expansions in Ethiopian’s history, according to the airline. In the five months from February through June, Ethiopian will launch... Read more
Ethiopian Airlines to Operate A350-900s on Addis Ababa-London Heathrow Route

The new service will coincide with or immediately follow Ethiopian’s acceptance of the second of 14 A350-900s it has ordered from Airbus.

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Ethiopian’s Staff Claims World Record as Carrier’s First A350-900 is Delivered

To celebrate the arrival of its first A350-900, Ethiopian’s employees have applied for a new Guinness World Record for making the largest-ever image of an aircraft consisting of a crowd of human beings.

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Ethiopian Airlines will launch three-times-weekly scheduled service to Newark Liberty International Airport from Addis Ababa, via Lomé in Togo, on July 3. Ethiopian had announced in January that it would resume service to the New York metropolitan area in July but said it planned to serve New York JFK.

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By the end of June Ethiopian expects once again to provide a link between New York and Africa, by launching a new three-times-weekly, one-stop service linking Addis Ababa with New York JFK via an intermediate stop in both directions at Lomé, the capital of Togo and the main base of its partner ASky Airlines.

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The deal will bring Ethiopian Airlines’ Q400 fleet to a total of 19 aircraft, the largest Bombardier Q400 fleet in Africa.

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Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines is launching three-times-weekly service to Goma on July 10, offering one-stop service to the city via Entebbe in Uganda, one of six countries which lies next to the DRC’s long eastern border.

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Boeing has announced at the Paris Air Show on June 17 that Ethiopian Airlines is the previously undisclosed customer for six 787-8 Dreamliners. Ethiopian Airlines’ six new Dreamliners will complement the 13 Boeing 787-8s the Addis Ababa-based carrier is already operating.

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Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways and Ethiopian Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement covering flights from Addis Ababa to Europe, Kenya and two major Asian cities, and from Tokyo to the same two Asian cities.

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According to Ethiopian Airlines, its flights will represent the only direct service connecting Africa with Ireland and the West Coast of the United States. Similarly, the flights will be the only non-stop service between Dublin and Los Angeles, the airline says.

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Ethiopian Airlines has revealed itself as the customer for a firm order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, the carrier also securing options and purchase rights for 15 more 737 MAX 8 jets.

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A United Airlines service from Chicago landing early on the morning of June 4 will be the first flight to use London Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2. United Airlines will be alone for two weeks as the first user of the new Terminal 2 main building.

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Lessor Palma Holding Limited has signed a letter of intent to order up to eight two-class Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. The agreement, announced at the Dubai Airshow 2013, would cover four firm-ordered aircraft and four options.

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The carrier will operate three-times-weekly round-trips to Brazil with Boeing 787-8 widebodies from Addis Ababa. The flights will make an intermediate stop at Ethiopan Airlines’ second hub at Lomé-Tokoin Airport in Togo.

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Ethiopian Airlines will launch four-times-weekly scheduled service between its hub at Addis Ababa and Seoul’s Incheon International Airport in the Republic of South Korea on June 18.

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On June 18, Ethiopian Airlines will begin serving Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Seoul, all apparently on a one-stop basis.

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Ethiopian Airlines, which claims to be the fastest-growing airline in Africa, is launching service to Blantyre in Malawi and Ndola in Zambia on March 31.

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Ethiopian Airlines will begin operating its twice-weekly Addis Ababa-Toronto service with Boeing 787 Dreamliners on November 9.

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Based on customer feedback, Ethiopian Airlines asked the manufacturer to reconfigure the airline’s latest Bombardier Q400 NextGen deliveries and as a result Ethiopian is the first carrier to take delivery of a Q400 NextGen with the reconfigured cabin.

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