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About Ethiopian Airlines

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Ethiopian Airlines Overview

Ethiopian Airlines is the flagship carrier of Ethiopia. Over the past sixty five years, ET has become one of the continents leading carriers, turning profits for almost all the years of its existence.

Ethiopian currently serves 81 international destinations operating the newest and youngest fleets.


December 21, 1945

Starting date of operation:

April 08, 1946


Government of Ethiopia (100%)

Head Office:

Bole International Airport

P.O. Box 1755

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: (+ 251) 11 665 2222

Fax: (+ 251) 11 661 1474


Tel: (+251) 11 665 6666, (+251) 11 665 6161

Fax: (+251) 11 661 1474


Chief Executive Officer:

Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam

Frequent Flyer Programme

ShebaMiles is Ethiopians Frequent Flyer Program. As a member of ShebaMiles, members accumulate miles which will entitle them to award tickets, award upgrades, access to executive lounges, additional free baggage allowance and many other privileges.

Passenger Airport Terminal

The Addis Ababa Bole international Airport is the major hub for Ethiopian Airlines and one of the largest airports in Africa. The ultra-modern airport terminal was inaugurated on January 21, 2003.

Addis Airport is the busiest airport in East Africa with a capacity of providing a world class passenger and cargo services to more than 6.5 million international and domestic passengers each year.


The new cargo terminal covers:

Apron area: 44,390 square meters

Terminal size: 14,000 square meters

Capacity: 350,000 tones of air cargo per annum

Cold room size: 2,000 square meters, cold room storage: 130 tones of palletized cargo

Office area: 4,500 square meters

Parking area: 19,200 square meters

Maintenance Capabilities

Ethiopian has an advanced maintenance base, which is fully operational for Airframe maintenance up to D-Checks, Engine, Overhaul, Components repair & overhaul, Light Aircraft maintenance and technical, and management assistance for other airlines. The maintenance base is certified by the US- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).