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Ethiopian Airlines

About Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines was founded in 1945 and was previously known as Ethiopian Air Lines until 1965. It is Ethiopia's flag carrier and owned by the Ethiopian Government. Its headquarters are located in Addis Ababa, the country's capital. From its hub at the Bole International Airport, the airline has more than 70 Boeing, Bombardier and Airbus aircraft in its fleet.

Ethiopian Airlines has both domestic flights and international routes covering destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Among its more than 100 destinations, the airline's flights to Dubai, Johannesburg, Guangzhou, Nairobi and Beijing are some of the most popular. In 2011 it became a member of the Star Alliance. It is also a member of the African Airlines Association and of the International Air Transport Association. A significant number of carriers have codeshare agreements with the airline. These include Singapore Airlines, Asiana Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Lufthansa.

Online check-in

The airline's online check-in service is available starting from 36 hours ahead of departure for Ethiopian Airlines flights to international destinations and 24 hours prior to domestic flights, right up until 2 hours ahead of takeoff. Passengers can check in with their name and booking number. As well as being able to print their boarding card, passengers can also decide where they would like to be seated for the flight. Passengers cannot check in online if their flight is leaving from the United Kingdom, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Benin, Seychelles, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Mali, Gabon or Kenya. Airline check-in is available at all airports.

Hand luggage allowance

Passengers with an Economy class Ethiopian Airlines ticket can take 1 item of hand luggage on board that should weigh no more than 7 kg. Business class passengers may each take 2 items of hand luggage that are allowed to weigh up to 7 kg. The length, width and height of any item of hand luggage must not equal more than 23 x 40 x 55 cm. Passengers may also take a coat or blanket, a handbag, a book or magazine, baby food or a camera on all flights. Those travelling with young children can also bring a stroller on their flight.

Checked baggage allowance

Checked baggage allowances on an Ethiopian Airlines flight is governed by the route a passenger is flying on, however most destinations and departure airports allow passengers 1 or maybe 2 pieces of luggage and with maximum weight of 32 kg. Above this, the baggage cannot be transported in the plane. The airline will also carry mobility aids such as a crutches or wheelchairs. There are charges in place for anyone whose luggage is over their allowance. If an item of luggage weighs more than 32 kg, it will have to be transported as cargo, for which there will be an additional charge.

Airline Information

  • Airline name: Ethiopian Airlines
  • IATA code: ET
  • Year Founded: 1946
  • Headquarters: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Latest customer reviews on Ethiopian Airlines flights

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3.8 /5
Total reviews based on: 64
Kotoka - Heathrow ( ACC - LHR )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-05-12 Location Age 31-50 Class Economy

Was told that my money had been refund but has not this has been since the 23rd of March 2020 until now . Unacceptable. When I call keep getting cut off.

3.3 /5
3 reviews
Heathrow - Moi International ( LHR - MBA )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-03-21 Location UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

Welldone Ethiopia airline.. very proud UK African of the service you provided. Definitely recommend you to fly with Ethiopia Airline one of the the best in Africa if not the world

5.0 /5
2 reviews
Civil - Kisauni ( KRT - ZNZ )
3.0 /5
Date 2020-03-07 Location uk Age 51-70 Class Economy

love the breakfast meal

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Dar es Salaam
Addis Ababa
Dar Es Salaam Intl - Bole ( DAR - ADD )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-02-26 Location England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Good flight. On time. Helpful staff. Temperature cold in the plane, blankets were available. Quite good food.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Lusaka - Heathrow ( LUN - LHR )
3.0 /5
Date 2020-02-22 Location Africa Age 31-50 Class Economy

TV did not work until we arrived in London. They promised to fix it one of the hostess. But never did.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Addis Ababa
Heathrow - Bole ( LHR - ADD )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-02-05 Location Ethiopia Age 31-50 Class Economy

It's not bad but to get information aout my flight your telefon line is busy and repeatable voice...too much long

4.3 /5
16 reviews
Mahe Island
Heathrow - Seychelles Intl ( LHR - SEZ )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-02-03 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Nice service on a new plane and enjoyed stop over in Addis .... made me want to go visit Ethiopia.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Asmara International ( LHR - ASM )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-01-16 Location Age 31-50 Class Economy

Was not my first flight But the service I get was the best, With my little girl

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Harare - Manchester International ( HRE - MAN )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-01-16 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Excellent flight and courteous cabin staff.had a very pleasant experience.will soon be back!

5.0 /5
1 reviews

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