Ethiopian Airlines ET
As flag carrier of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in Africa for efficiency and operational success, turning profits for most years of its existence.
Ethiopian Airlines was established on December 21, 1945. As one of the pioneer African Airlines, Ethiopian has come a long way since its humble beginning, with DC-3/C-47 aircraft. Operating at the forefront of technology, it has now become one of Ethiopia’s major industries and a veritable institution in Africa, operating a modern and environmental friendly fleet. It commands a lion’s share of the pan African network including the only daily east-west flight across the continent.
The airline is currently implementing its 15-year strategic plan called "Vision 2025" with the goal of becoming the leading aviation group in Africa. Beyond the passenger airline business, the Aviation Group is diversifying into seven profit centers with ten billion dollars in revenue. The profit centers of the Ethiopian Aviation Group are: Ethiopian International, Ethiopian Regional, Ethiopian Cargo Services, Ethiopian MRO Services, Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Ethiopian Catering Services and Ethiopian Ground Services.
During the period 2011-12 Ethiopian carried 4.6 million passengers, successfully competing with other airlines with respect to modern equipment, convenience of connections, and quality of service. Its green, yellow and red emblem is recognized almost everywhere as the symbol of the Ethiopian flag carrier. Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member since December 2011.
Ethiopian network coverage spans to Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. The combination of a modern fleet and a developed network of connections to major cities across the globe are strong assets of Ethiopian. Ethiopian reaches to 79 international destinations and 18 within Ethiopia.
Ethiopian operates ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, B777-200LR, B767-300, B777-300ER, B737-800W, B737-700NG, B777-200/260 Freighters and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. Ethiopian customers will enjoy an innovative new interior environment, wider seats and aisles, larger windows and greatly improved overall flying experience. To heighten customer’s comfort onboard, Ethiopian will complement the future with 32 ultra-modern fleet of which Airbus A350-900, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 737-800, 777-300 and 777-200F are included.
In addition to the 8 Boeing 787s on order, Ethiopian will complement the future fleet with 14 Airbus A350-900s and additional 4 Boeing 737-800s with Sky Interior.