Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa, would like to announce to its esteemed customers that its debut operations between Addis Ababa and Istanbul, which had been originally planned for December 5, 2018, has been postponed to March 4, 2019 due to the delay in the issuance of operating permit and landing slots by the concerned Turkish Aviation Authorities, although Ethiopian has duly finalized all preparations to start the flights. Ethiopian Airlines regrets this unexpected delay. Ethiopian wishes to apologize to its esteemed customers for the inconvenience and to express its appreciation for their continued patronage.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 116 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Six business centers: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and
Ethiopian Airports Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.