Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is based at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, offering flights to over 110 destinations around the globe. The flag carrier of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines is recognized as one of Africa’s finest airlines and the largest on the continent. The airline has been a member of Star Alliance since 2011 and boasts a fleet of 82 aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines was founded in 1945 and has undertaken extensive modernization efforts to improve the quality of its fleet in the last decade. Check out cheap flights to Ethiopia to get the best deal. The frequent flyer program of Ethiopian Airlines is ShebaMiles, offering loyal passengers an array of perks and advantages.

This information is correct as of January 2017.

Why Fly with Ethiopian Airlines

How to Check in

Passengers with Ethiopian Airlines are able to check-in online or the old fashioned way at the airport depending on your preference. The web check-in service is available from 36 hours up to 2 hours before flight departure times on international and domestic flights, during which a seat can be reserved on your flight. If choosing to check-in at the airport, check-in desks open three hours before and close one hour before flight departure times. All passengers are required to print two copies of your boarding pass before arriving at the airport.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Those flying with Ethiopian Airlines are granted baggage allowances which vary according to your flight class and destination. For most international flights, Economy Class passengers are entitled to 40kg of check-in luggage, while Business Class flyers are allowed two items up to 32kg each or three items up to 23kg each. The airline offers passengers the chance to bring additional baggage along for an added fee between 550-735AED* depending on your destination. Frequent flyers that are a part of the ShebaMiles program, as well as Star Gold members, are permitted additional baggage free of charge.


Passengers flying in Economy Class can enjoy comfortable legroom with a seat pitch of 32 inches, while those in Business Class can relax in supreme comfort with a 56 inch seat pitch. Those flying in Economy Class are able to enjoy a three-course meal during the flight, while those in Business Class are able to select meals from a special menu and enjoy a variety of wines.

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