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Ethiopian airlines and other airlines that serve Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Ethiopian airline is the only Ethiopian airline and fully owned by the Ethiopian state. It uses Addis Ababa, the only international airport in Ethiopia, as its hub.

There are a few good reasons to use Ethiopian airlines to fly to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main one is that Ethiopian airline fly directly to many destinations from Addis Ababa as the only one or together with a few other airlines. The main direct flights are Washington D.C., Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Rome, Stockholm and many routs in Africa (see the complete route list in the end of the pages).

If you plan to go to the north of Ethiopia to see the historic route, Ethiopian airlines gives a discount to the persons that fly in with Ethiopian airlines. The discount is almost always big enough to make up for the prices difference between the ticket prices for Ethiopian Airline and competing airlines.

Ethiopian Airlines is in general in the upper half regarding service and safety. The major drawback is the lack of accountability and in-flight entertainment.

One very important thing to know about Ethiopian Airlines is that they tend to overbook. It is essential that you confirm (just call them and say you will be using your flight ticket) your flights before you leave and at least once while you are in Ethiopia. If you do not reconfirm your homeward flight while you are in Ethiopia, your seat may be given to someone else. Several people who got to the airport in Addis Ababa have discovered that their seat had been given away. On the positive side it is quit easy to change a flight ticket.

Several international travel agencies have reported that their confirmed bookings have been deleted, which is a major headache even every thing seems to work out fine in the end.

Other airlines that fly to Addis Ababa are BMI, Emirates, British Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM, United, Lufthansa, Air France, Egyptair, MEA and Turkish Airline.

Ethiopian airline fly to:

Africa: Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Bamako, Brazzaville, Bujumbura, Cairo, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Douala, Entebbe, Hargeisa, Harare, Johannesburg, Juba, Khartoum, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Lome, Luanda, Lusaka, N’Djamena, Nairobi, Zanzibar.

Europe: Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Rome, Stockholm

America: Washington

Gulf / Middle East & Asia: Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Dubai, Hongkong, Jeddah, Guangzhou, Mumbai, New Delhi, Sana’a, Telaviv


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