Ethiopian Airlines

Despite its humble beginnings, Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) has had more than 77 years of successful journey which made it the leading Aviation Group in Africa. Of course, Ethiopian is ageing beautifully. Over the decades, the airline has established itself as the leader in all facets of the aviation business: technology leadership, network expansion and aviation mentoring. Ethiopian started its operation with five C-47 aircrafts back in 1946 and made its debut fight to Cairo via Asmara. Ever since, it has been growing in leaps and bounds, and continued to introduce cutting-edge aviation technology and systems. As aviation technology leader, Living its motto of Bringing Africa Together and Beyond, Ethiopian has created Africa-wide and transcontinental air connectivity networks linking its main hub Addis Ababa to the rest of the world. Having met its 15-year strategic plan, Vision 2025, ahead of time, Ethiopian has charted out a more ambitious strategic roadmap called Vision 2035 to further bolster its continuous growth. In December 2011, Ethiopian took a giant leap forward in its successful journey by joining Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline network. Over the years, the multi-award-winning airline has received countless coveted accolades and recognitions for its excellence, including Skytrax’s Four-Star Airline Certification and Best Airline in Africa title for 5 consecutive years, and Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership Award in 2020 to mention but a few. Building on its continuous success, Ethiopian has achieved an average growth rate of 25 percent in the seven years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Currently, the airline has a fleet of more than 146 modern aircraft with average fleet age of five years; it also has 31 ultramodern aircraft on order. Ethiopian was a pioneer in ushering in new aviation technology into Africa including the first jet airplane as well as the first B767, B777-200LR, B787 Dreamliner, and 787-9 in the continent. Ethiopian also led the way in operating Africa’s first Airbus A350 XWB.
  • The airline serves 131 international passenger and cargo destinations, including 63 African cities, with daily and multiple flights with a minimum layover in Addis. As a veteran carrier serving a vast intra-African network, Ethiopian flies to more destinations in the continent than any other airline.
    Africa - Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Antananarivo, Asmara, Bahir Dar, Bamako, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Bujumbura, Cairo, Cape Town, Comoros, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar-Es-Salaam, Dire Dawa, Djibouti, Douala, Entebbe, Enugu, Gaborone, Garowe, Goma, Harare, Hargeisa, Johannesburg, Juba, Kaduna, Kano, Khartoum, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Kisangani ,Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Lomé, Luanda, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Malabo, Maputo, Mbuji-Mayi, Mekele, Mombasa, Mogadishu, N’Djamena, Nairobi, Ndola, Niamey, Nosy Be, Ouagadougou, Pointe-Noire, Seychelles, Victoria Falls, Windhoek, Yaoundé, Zanzibar.
    Europe, North and South America - Athens, Brussels, Copenhagen,Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Madrid, Marseille, Rome, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Paris, Chicago, Washington DC, Newark, Canada, Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro,Atlanta
    Gulf, Middle East & Asia - Bahrain, Bengaluru, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Chengdu, Dammam, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Manila, Moscow, Mumbai, Muscat, Riyadh, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Tokyo ,Karachi, Chennai.
  • Ethiopian is a Star Alliance member, having joined in December 2011. The company slogan is 'The New Spirit of Africa.



From Delhi to Addis Ababa Weekly 14 Flight
From Mumbai to Addis Ababa Weekly 14 Flight
From Bangalore to Addis Ababa Weekly 3 flights (TUE, THU and SAT)
From Chennai to Addis Ababa Weekly 3 flights (MON, WED and FRI)


  • Baggage Allowance: Generous Baggage allowance of 3 pieces, 23kgs each for Business Class and 2 pieces of 23kgs each for Economy Class.
  • Current Fleet Airbus: A350-900XWB, Boeing B787-8 / Boeing B787-9, Boeing B777-300ER / Boeing B777-200LR / Boeing B767-300ER / Boeing B737 800.
  • Cloud Nine: Combining First and Business Class services, Cloud Nine gives you the space and comfort you need with 2-2-2 and 1-2-1 seat configuration to sit back in style, enjoy the numerous Inflight Entertainment choices and fly in absolute convenience.
  • Economy Class: Graced with an African flavored Ethiopian hospitality, our Economy class is equipped with the best entertainment options, ensuring a memorable flight. From Blockbuster Hollywood films to TV shows and destination guides you’ll have all the entertainment you need right at your screen.
  • Group Travel Policies: Commercially Viable and Group discount slab are applicable with Terms and conditions.


Ethiopian’s frequent flyers program ShebaMiles, avails passengers award tickets, upgrades to business class, access to all Star Alliance member airline executive lounges, additional free baggage allowance and many other privileges for accumulated mileages and based on tier levels. Join the program for free and start earning miles for your flights with Ethiopian Airlines, Star Alliance member airlines, partner airlines and for a variety of products and services offered by our program partners.


  • The Best Airlines in Africa Title at the prestigious SKYTRAX 2023 World Airline Awards during the Paris Air Show held in France, Paris on June 20,2023.
  • Winner of Multiple prestigious awards at SKYTAX 2022.
  • Ethiopian Airlines has been Crowned with two prestigious Awards at Air Cargo News, awards 2022,’Cargo Airline of The Year ‘and ‘Best Cargo Airline –Africa‘.

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