Ethiopian Airlines is Ethiopia’s flag carrier and is wholly operated by the government. It started its operations in 1946 and went international in 1951. It has a total of 108 aircraft offering long-range passenger services, regional and domestic passenger services, and cargo and non-scheduled services. Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s largest airline service in terms of number of destinations, passengers served and revenues. Its logo is the word ‘Ethiopian’ in red, with the design of a wing on the ‘n’ composed of the colors of the Ethiopian flag (green, yellow, and red).
With Ethiopian Airlines, book flights that travel across 21 domestic destinations and 100 international destinations in America and Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Three of the most popular destinations served by the airline are Addis Ababa, Washington, and Paris. Ethiopian Airlines flights also cover various freight destinations such as Accra, Ahmedabad, Bamako, Bangalore, Chennai, Dakar, Dubai, Istanbul, and Jeddah.
Carry-on Luggage Policy
In addition to the carry-on luggage, passengers are free to carry an additional item, whose weight should not exceed 5 kg. Economy Class passengers are allowed to check-in up to two bags for free. The maximum weight of the bags should not exceed 23 kg each. Business Class passengers can carry up to two pieces of luggage weighing 32 kg each or three pieces weighing 23 kg each. Maximum weight of each bag should not exceed 32 kg.
Ethiopian Airlines flight booking for children between the ages 5-11 are to be made under the unaccompanied minor service. This service is optional for children between the ages of 12-17. Children from the ages of 5-11 will be charged child fare + one-way adult fare (if a company escort has been requested) and an additional $100 service fee (one-way) for international flights and child fare + one-way adult fare for a company escort + $7 service fee (one-way)for domestic flights. Adolescents aged 12-17 will be charged the standard adult fare and an additional $100 if special attention is required.
Ethiopian Airlines allows cats and dogs onboard. The pets should be carried inside a box within the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20 cm and the weight of the pet, including its box, must not exceed 8 kg. Pets in boxes exceeding the prescribed dimensions will need to be checked in.
Economy Class passengers enjoy a range of complimentary drinks including beers and white and red wines. The seats are narrower as compared to the Business Class, yet comfortable. Healthy and tasty meals inspired by Ethiopian cuisine are offered.
Business Class passengers enjoy seats with greater legroom, access to priority boarding and C9 lounge, a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, fine wines with special Ethiopian crackers called ‘Kolo’, and opportunities to play video games, watch movies and other similar in-flight entertainment programs.
Ethiopian Airline offers the facility of web check-in on all flights with a few exceptions. Passengers are advised to check web check-in eligibility on the airline’s website. The airline’s web check-in facility starts 36 hours, up until 2 hours before departure.
Ethiopian Airline covers an extensive network of destinations and its staff is known for their warmth and hospitality. It has won ‘The Best Airlines in Africa’ award by the African Airlines Association seven years in a row. The Airline is a member of the largest Alliance Group, Star Alliance. The airline’s frequent flyer program called ‘ShebaMiles’ allows passengers to earn points along with additional benefits such as digital card, extra baggage allowance, priority airport standby, priority baggage handling, personalized luggage tag, etc. Availing Ethiopian Airlines flight deals at Fly is the best way to grab the most affordable fares.
All policies and fares related to baggage, check-in, travel with children and travel with pets are subject to change by Ethiopian Airlines without prior notice. Travelers are advised to check the policies for any change prior to making Ethiopian Airlines reservations.
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