Owned by the country’s government, the Ethiopian Airlines is Ethiopia’s flag carrier airline. Established in 1945, its hub and headquarters is at the Bole International Airport in Addias Abba. Ethiopian Airlines is one of the fastest growing and the largest companies in the Sub Saharan region with the company slogan being ‘The New Spirit of Africa.’
The IATA code for Ethiopian Airlines is ET
The current fleet of the Ethiopian Airlines consists of the Airbus A350-900, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing 757-200, Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 787-8 and the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400.
Destinations covered by Ethiopian Airlines
The Ethiopian airlines flies to 83 international destinations and 20 domestic destinations. These destinations include 49 cities in Africa, 13 in both Europe and America and 21 in both Middle East and Asia.
Amenities offered by Ethiopian Airlines
The Ethiopian Airlines has two classes available, the Cloud Nine and the Economy class. The passengers in both the classes are offered complimentary food and beverages in the flight. Their food services range from hot meals, to hot or cold snacks, light refreshments and beverages depending on the duration of the flight. You even have an option of acquiring complimentary drinks at an extra cost.
Business class passengers are allowed 2 over head bags not exceeding 8 kg where as economy class passengers are allowed 1 over head bag not more than 7 kg . In addition to which passengers are allowed to carry a laptop bag and a purse. Both class passengers of the Ethiopian airlines are allowed to check in two bags, each of which should not exceed 23 kg in economy and 32 kg in Cloud Nine.
Online check in with the Ethiopian airlines is possible anywhere between 48 hours to 2 hours before departure for international flights and anywhere between 24 hours to 2 hours for domestic flights. Web check in lets you choose your preferred seats. Once you’ve web checked in make sure you reach the airport 60 minutes before departure for the security process and luggage check in. This facility is available only for Ethiopian Airlines and not for the code share flights, for those flights go to their home page for web check in.