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Ethiopian Airlines breaks African record with 737 MAX order

Artist's impression of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing yesterday announced an order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliners. The order represents the largest single Boeing order by number of airplanes from an African carrier. The 737 MAX is the next generation of Boeing’s popular single-aisle commercial jet. Design of the 737 MAX is ongoing with first delivery planned […]


Ethiopian Airlines doubles flights to Nairobi

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800. Photo by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt.

Ethiopian Airlines is to double the frequency of flights into Nairobi from 1st June 2014. The airline will fly between its Addis Ababa hub and Nairobi four times a day, up from the current two daily flights. The airline is increasing its flights to Nairobi because of the prospects of higher demand for passenger and […]

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What’s the cheapest airline in Nairobi?

Passengers and immigration officials at the temporary international arrivals terminal at JKIA. The building was originally designed as a parking garage.

This is a question in the minds of most travellers in Kenya. The answer to that question is usually very subjective, mostly based on third hand accounts of “over-charging” by airlines. There is also a widely-held perception that Middle East airlines are cheaper than African and European carriers. Kenyan Aviation sought to find out the […]

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[VIDEO] Ethiopian 767 leaves Arusha’s short runway

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300ER is seen at Arusha's airport after making an emergency landing on 18 December 2013. Photo by Regional Air, Tanzania.

Ethiopian Airlines has managed to remove one of their Boeing 767s from Arusha Airport despite fears that the runway was too short for the aircraft. Video from this afternoon shows the 767 comfortably taking off from the 1,620 metre long (5,315 feet) asphalt runway. Check out this video by Sameer Kermalli (@samirius). The Ethiopian Airlines […]

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Arusha Airport closed after Ethiopian B767 makes emergency landing

The nose wheel of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 is seen stuck in the mud next to the runway at Arusha's airport following an emergency landing on 18 December 2013. Photo by Regional Air, Tanzania.

Arusha’s airport has been closed after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 made an emergency landing at about mid day today. No casualties have been reported. The B767-300ER was on Flight ETH815, a scheduled flight from Addis Ababa to the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). JRO is located about 50 kilometres from where the aircraft made its […]

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Ethiopian Airlines receives its first 77W two weeks after KQ

Part of the Zhujiang New Town in Guangzhou, China.

Ethiopian Airlines has received its first Boeing 777-300ER (77W) two weeks after Kenya Airways received a similar aircraft. Both airlines will use their 77Ws for direct flights to the city of Guangzhou, China. Ethiopian Airlines received its 77W on November 7. The aircraft is now the largest in the Ethiopian flag carrier’s fleet and is […]

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Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines in battle for Guangzhou

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Photo by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt.

East Africa’s major airlines – Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines – are bracing for battle over the city of Guangzhou, China. The weapon of choice? The Boeing 777-300ER. Kenya Airways received its first B777-300ER last Friday. Ethiopian Airlines will receive its first B77W on 7 November 2013. Both airlines will be deploying their new 77Ws […]

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Ethiopian Airlines and ASKY to establish West African cargo hub


Ethiopian Airlines is to open a second cargo hub in Africa to be based in Togo’s capital city, Lomé. The cargo hub is in partnership with ASKY Airlines and will begin operations in September 2013 after the phase-in of a Boeing 737-400 freighter. For the past three years, Ethiopian and ASKY have been running scheduled […]

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