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Ethiopian Airlines Offers Planes & Pilots To South African Airways

Could South African Airways (SAA) make a comeback, but with Ethiopian Airlines planes and pilots? While South African Airways has been losing money for about a decade, things finally took a turn for the worse in December 2019, when the airline entered…

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This Ethiopian Airlines Repatriation Flight To Nigeria Sounds Awful

Airlines around the world are operating repatriation flights, to transport citizens back to their home countries in markets where there aren't otherwise commercial flights. Well, at least one particular Ethiopian Airlines repatriation flight sounds awful.…

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Four Ethiopian Airlines 777s Visit New Orleans

Ethiopian Airlines seems to be operating quite some interesting charter flights nowadays. A few days ago I wrote about how the airline operated two 777 flights from Miami to Addis Ababa, which isn't a normal route for them. This pales in comparison to…

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Why Were Two Ethiopian Airlines 777s In Miami?

File this under "that's kind of cool as an aviation geek," rather than "that's useful" (but nowadays I feel like the former is more fun than the latter, given that all the useful news lately seems to be bad news). As I've said  many times before, one…

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Shocking Ethiopian Airlines Safety Allegations

Ethiopian Airlines' former chief engineer has just painted a shocking picture of the safety culture of the airline, and I'm not fully sure what to make of it. Let me say that I've historically had a ton of respect for Ethiopian Airlines. Africa is a…

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Ethiopian Airlines Launching Houston Flights (For Real This Time?!)

Ethiopian Airlines has today put a new flight to Houston on sale. However, they're doing this for the third time in the past several weeks, as they ended up pulling the flight the previous two times. But this time I think it's actually happening -- let…

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Ethiopian Airlines Adds Inflight Wifi On A350s

While perhaps not cutting edge at this point, Ethiopian Airlines has just announced a nice improvement to their onboard product. Ethiopian Airlines has just introduced Wi-Fi on their Airbus A350 aircraft. For this new service, Ethiopian is using Ka-band…

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Oy: How Nigerian Media Reports A Flight’s Go Around

"BREAKING: Obasanjo, 393 Others Escape Crash On Ethiopian Airlines," the headline reads. Ugh, not again on Ethiopian Airlines! They've had a rough enough year as it is. The story continues: "Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian president and other Nigerians…

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The Story Of The Guy Who Missed Ethiopian Flight 302…

Yesterday's crash of Ethiopian Airlines 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi is leaving a lot of people with raw emotions. First and foremost, I feel terribly for the families and friends of the 159 people who lost their lives onboard. It's heartbreaking.…

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Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX Crashes, 159 Dead

What terrible news to wake up to this Sunday morning. Today's Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed shortly after takeoff. It crashed in the area of Bishoftu, around 30 miles from the airport. The flight was operated by a…

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Ethiopian Airlines Considering Investment In Air Zimbabwe

This will be an interesting one to watch. Ethiopian Airlines is almost unarguably Africa's most successful airline. They've built a global route network and have grown profitably and sustainably. This is in stark contrast to many other major airlines…

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Ethiopian Airlines Cancels Los Angeles, Adds Houston

Ethiopian Airlines has just announced some significant changes to their US route network for their summer 2019 schedule. The airline hasn't yet fully updated the schedule, but should in the coming days and weeks, at which point we'll know all the details.…

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LAX Lands A Nonstop Flight To Africa!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how Ethiopian Airlines quietly stopped accepting reservations for their flight between Los Angeles and Dublin. The airline has been flying to Los Angeles since 2015, operating a flight to Addis Ababa via Dublin. The…

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Ethiopian Airlines Cuts Fifth Freedom Flights Between LAX & Dublin

Ethiopian Airlines is Africa's fastest growing airline, and it's incredible the route network they've managed to build. While South African Airways is perpetually on the brink of liquidation and Kenya Airways is doing what they can to recover, Ethiopian…

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First Nigeria, Now Ethiopian Airlines Plans To Start A National Airline In Zambia

Last week I wrote about how Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's largest airline (by revenue and fleet size), was the front runner to relaunch a national airline in Nigeria. I noted that: "Ethiopian is no stranger to investing in and developing African airlines.…

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A Series Of Unfortunate Events: My Ethiopian Stopover

Last year I needed to fly from Johannesburg to London. I considered using miles to fly Etihad business class, but decided to try and find something more interesting and exotic. Searching availability using LifeMiles, there was an option to fly Ethiopian…

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Ethiopian Airlines Is Adding Flights To Chicago As Of June 2018

Late last year Ethiopian Airlines stated their intentions to add flight to Chicago, though there were also rumors that they were considering Houston instead. Airlines can talk a big talk and sometimes don't follow through on routes, so it's not confirmed…

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Ethiopian Airlines To Fly Nonstop Between Newark & Abidjan

In the summer of 2016, Ethiopian Airlines launched flights between Newark and Addis Ababa. The route operates via Lome, Togo, which is because Addis Ababa is at a high altitude, so it's not possible for them to operate the flight nonstop on the westbound…

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Ethiopian Airlines Plans To Fly To Chicago Starting In June 2018

Ethiopian Airlines is Africa's fastest growing large airline, and the amount that they've expanded globally the past few years has been impressive. In terms of their North American destinations the airline presently flies:

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Ethiopian’s 767 Business Class Is Getting An Update

A few years ago I had the opportunity to fly Ethiopian Airlines from Beijing to Frankfurt -- the flight from Beijing to Addis Ababa was operated by a 787, while the flight from Addis Ababa to Frankfurt was operated by a 767. Ethiopian Airlines has nicely…

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INSANE DEAL: $770 Roundtrip Business Class Tickets From Bangkok To Toronto

While this won't be useful to everyone, this is an insanely good deal that I can't not share. Per this FlyerTalk thread, Ethiopian has published some crazy low business class fares from Bangkok to Toronto. You can fly roundtrip refundable business class…

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Ethiopian Pilot Who Hijacked Plane Gets Sentenced To Therapy

In February 2014 I shared the story of an Ethiopian 767 which was hijacked enroute from Addis Ababa to Rome. While somewhere over Sudan the captain went to use the restroom, at which point the first officer locked him out of the cockpit and declared…

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Ethiopian Airlines Changes Which NYC Airport They’ll Serve

Ethiopian Airlines is Africa's fastest growing airline, and they're almost trying to turn into the Turkish Airlines of the region, in terms of trying to turn their home airport into a global hub. While they're great for connections to destinations in…

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