Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD)

About Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, originally Ethiopian Air Lines, is Ethiopia's flag carrier and is completely owned by the Ethiopian government. EAL was created on December 21, 1945, and began operations on April 8, 1946, with international flights beginning in 1951.

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Ethiopian Airlines is the principal airline based at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, with flights to over 125 domestic and international destinations.

Founded E December 21, 1945
Starting date of operation E April 08, 1946
Major Hub E Addis Ababa
Second Hub E Togo, Lome
Third Hub E Lilongwe, Malawi
Ownership E Government of Ethiopia (100%)
Head Office E Bole International Airport, P.O. Box 1755
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: (+ 251) 11 665 2222
Fax: (+ 251)11661 1474
Reservations E Tel: (+251) 11 665 6666
(+251) 11 665 6161
Website E
Chief Executive Officer E Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam

To become Africa’s foremost aviation group by offering safe and dependable passenger and freight transportation, aviation training, flight catering, MRO, and ground services that are always superior in quality and price than their competitors. To be the airline of choice for its passengers, the employer of choice for its staff, and the investment of choice for its owner.

Services to 92 International and 20 Domestic destinations:

International Destinations

In Africa (51):
* Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Bamako, Bahir Dar, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Bujumbura, Cairo,
Cape Town, Cottonou, Dakar, Durban, Dar-Es-Salaam, Dire Dawa, Djibouti, Douala, Entebbe,
Enugu, Gaborone, Goma, Harare, Hargeisa, Johannesburg, Juba, Khartoum, Kano, Kigali,
Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Lome, Luanda, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Malabo,
Maputo, Mekele, Mombasa, N’Djamena, Nairobi, Ndola, Niamey, Ouagadougou, Pointe-Noire,
Seychelles, Yaounde and Zanzibar.

In Europe & the Americas (16):
* Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Liege, London, Los Angeles, Maastricht, Milan, Madrid, Paris,
Rome, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Toronto, Vienna and Washington DC.

In the Middle East & Asia (25):
* Bahrain, Bengaluru, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Chennia, Dammam, Delhi, Doha, Dubai,
Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Manila, Mumbai, Muscat, Riyadh,
Sana’a, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo.

Domestic Destinations

Domestic (20):
* Addis Ababa, Arba Minch, Assosa, Axum, Bale-Robe, Bahar Dar, Dire Dawa, Gambella, Gonder,
Gode, Hawassa, Humera, Jijiga, Jimma, Kabri Dar, Kombolcha, Lalibela, Mekele, Semera, and

Ethiopian Cargo Network

Freighter Fleet: (8)
➢ 6 – 777F
2 – Boeing 757-260F (cargo)

Freighter Destinations, (46):
In Africa (35):
* Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Bamako, Brazzaville, Bujumbura, Cairo, Cottonou, Dakar,
Dar es Salaam, Douala, Entebbe, Enugu, Harare, Johannesburg, Juba, Kano, Khartoum, Kigali,
Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Lome, Luanda, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Malabo, Maputo,
N’Djamena, Nairobi, Niamey, Ouagadougou, and Pointe-Noire.

In the Gulf, the Middle East and Asia (9):
* Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dubai World Center, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Mumbai, Riyadh and

In Europe: (2)
* Maastricht and Liege

All aviation training systems are self-sufficient at Ethiopian Aviation Academy. Since its foundation, the Academy has provided instruction in the following areas:

 Pilots
 Aircraft Technicians
 Cabin Crew
 Marketing & Sales as well as Management and Finance staff
 B787 Simulator
 B777 Simulator
 B757/B767 Simulator
 B737 NG Simulator
 Diamond DA40/42 Simulator
 AST3000
 Ten Diamond DA40 training aircraft
 Two Diamond DA42 training aircraft

Ethiopian Cargo began service to Nairobi in 1946. Ethiopia’s growing agricultural export products have had a favorable impact on the growth of cargo services since the early 1970s.

Ethiopian cargo services operates dedicated freighter aircraft on a charter and scheduled basis, in addition to using the belly space of the passenger fleet of B767-300, B757-200, B777-200 LR, B737-700, and B737-800 aircraft. Ethiopian now serves 46 cargo destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East through its hubs in Addis Ababa and Liege.

Cargo Terminal
The new cargo terminal covers:
 Apron area: 44,390 square meters
 Terminal size: 14,000 square meters
 Capacity: 350,000 tons of air cargo per annum
 Cold room size: 2,000 square meters, cold room storage: 130 tons of palletized cargo
 Office area: 4,500 square meters
 Parking area: 19,200 square meters

Ethiopian is currently providing Ground Services to the following destinations on a regular basis:
o Emirates
o Gulf Air
o Lufthansa
o Qatar Airways
o Saudi Arabian Airlines
o Turkish Airways
o Egypt Air
o Kenya Airways
o Yemen Air
o Sudan Airways
o Fly Dubai
o Air China

The numbers for the fiscal year 2014/15, which ended on June 30, were audited by Ethiopian Performance.
Measurement Growth
Passenger carried: 6.4 million +7%
Available Seat Kilometer (ASK) +7%
Revenue Passenger Kilometer (RPK) +6%
Available Ton Kilometer (ATK) +10%
Operating Profit: 4.3 billion Birr +27%
Net profit: 3.5 billion ETB +12%
Operating Revenue: ETB 49.5 billion +6%

As an airline, we place a premium on safety. ET is a learning and high-performing organization. We are a non-discriminatory employer. Internal and external clients are treated the same manner we would like to be treated.

Current Fleet (76 Aircraft)  13 – Boeing 787 Dreamliner
4 – Boeing 777-300ER
6 – Boeing 777-200LR
6 – Boeing 777F (cargo)
2 – Boeing 757-200F (cargo)
7 – Boeing 767-300
2 – Boeing 757-200ER
5 – Boeing 737-700NG
14 – B737-800W
17 – DHC8-Q400 NextGen

Fleet on order (42 Aircraft)  14 – A350-900 from Airbus
6 – Boeing 787 Dreamliner
2 – Boeing 787-9s
20 – 737 MAX 8s

Ethiopian has code share agreements with:
 United Airlines
 Kuwait Airways
 Lufthansa
 Air Canada
 Scandinavian Airlines
 South African Airways
 Turkish Airlines
 Rwanda Air
 Austrian Airlines
 Malaysian Airlines
 TAP Portugal Airline
 AEGEAN Airlines
 ASKY Airlines
 Air China
 Asiana Airlines
 Mozambique Airlines
 Air India
 Egypt Air
 Oman Air
 Singapore Airlines
 Shenzhen Airlines
 All Nippon Airways
 ELAL Israel Airlines
 Avianca Brazil

Since its start in 1968, Ethiopian Catering has provided meal service to its on-board customers from its home base, in addition to in-flight service preparations, in-flight entertainment, duty-free items, and other services. Charter and VIP flights departing from the Addis Ababa Hub can also take advantage of these services.

The catering sector has signed a deal with an international catering service provider to cater long-haul flights back to their home base. The device also keeps an eye on the Cloud Nine and Shebamiles Lounges at Addis Ababa International Airport’s departure gate. Ethiopian Catering has worked hard to improve its services in order to better serve travelers by going above and beyond expectations.

  • On March 17, 2016, the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA) named Ethiopian Airlines the Best Airline in Nigeria. The event took held at the Premier Hotel Ibadan during the Association’s 40th annual general meeting.
  • For the second year in a row, Ethiopian Airlines was named “Best Airline to Africa” and “Best Airline in Africa” by Premier Traveler, one of the most influential travel publications in the United States. Tewolde GebreMariam, the CEO of the Ethiopian Group, accepted the honors on December 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
  • At an event held on December 8, 2015 at the Le Meridien Hotel in Mauritius, Ethiopian won the “Africa Best Employer Brand Awards.” Employer Branding Institute, in cooperation with Stars of the Industry Group and other partners, is hosting the Africa Best Employer Brand Awards – Second Edition.
  • At the continental Championship Men award ceremony held on December 3, 2015 in Durban, South Africa, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam got the “Most Gender Focused CEO Award 2015” from the Leading Women of Africa (LWA).
  • The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) presented Ethiopian Aviation Academy with the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Full Membership award at a regional symposium held in New Delhi, India from November 17-20, 2015.
  • Ethiopian earned the African Airlines Association’s (AFRAA) Airline of the Year Award for the fourth time in a row at its 47th Annual General Assembly in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, between November 8 and 12.
  • At the 2015 CAPA Aviation Honors for Excellence, held on 7 October 2015 in Helsinki as part of CAPA’s 2015 World Aviation Summit, Ethiopian earned the CAPA Airline of the Year Award, one of the top airline awards.
  • At the APEX 2015 EXPO, held on September 27, 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ethiopian received the Passenger Choice Awards for “Best Airline in Africa” for the third year in a row.
  • On October 15, 2015, at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport in Singapore, Ethiopian won “The Rising Star Carrier of the Year Award” at the Payload Asia Awards 2015 gala dinner, which was attended by more than 250 members of the air cargo fraternity from around the world.
  • In September, Ethiopian Airlines was named Best International Airline of the Year at the Business Executive Excellence Awards in Accra, Ghana. Ethiopian took home the prize for outstanding performance and overall contribution to Ghana’s economy.
  • On May 26, 2015, Ethiopian Airlines received the 2015 Airline Reliability Performance Award from Bombardier Aerospace. For the fifth year in a row, Ethiopians have received this honor. Ethiopian won the award for High Dispatch Reliability of a Q400 Fleet in the Q400-Africa and Middle East Region, making it first overall in the Q-400 product category for the region.
  • In Milan, Ethiopia’s CEO was awarded the 2015 International Grand Prix Special Award. The award was given to him for leading Ethiopian Airlines’ transition into Africa’s leading aviation group and for pioneering the airline’s transformation into one of the world’s fastest growing airlines.

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Addis Ababa Bole Terminals

Lounges and VIP services at Ethiopia’s main airport

Passengers can wait for flights or relax during layovers in lounges located in both terminals of Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

Terminal 1: Ethiopia Airlines ShebaMiles Lounge

  • Opening hours: 5 am to midnight
  • Services: Premium food offering, WiFi 
  • newspaper 
  • magazines


Terminal 2: Ethiopia Airlines Cloud Nine Lounge I and II

  • Opening hours: 24 hours
  • Services: Premium food and beverages, WiFi, television, printers, newspapers and magazines

Terminal 2: Etiopian Airlines Star Alliance Gold Lounge

  • Opening hours: first to last departure of the day
  • Services: premium food and snacks, WiFi, television, newspapers and magazines

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