Press Release

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has started three weekly flights to Doha, Qatar as of 2nd December 2014.

Ethiopian flights to Doha will be operated per the following schedule:-

Flight No. Days of Operation Departure Dept. Time Arrival Arrival Time Fleet Type
ET422 2,4,7 ADD 22:00 DOH 03:25 B737
ET422 1,3,5 DOH 04:25 ADD 07:55 B737

Ethiopian DohaEthiopian flights to Doha will bring the total number of Ethiopian international destinations across five continents to 84. The city will mark the 10th Ethiopian destination to the Middle East.

With this new flight, travelers to and from Doha will enjoy convenient and seamless connectivity options, with minimum layover in Addis Ababa, thanks to Ethiopian extensive network in Africa covering 49 destinations. Convenient connections will be available to and from cities such as Johannesburg, Nairobi, Kinshasa, Lagos, Accra, Dakar, Dar-es-Salaam and Entebbe.

“We are very pleased to spread our wings to Doha, one of the most vibrant and fastest growing economic hubs in the Middle East. The new flights to Doha will offer better connectivity and more convenient mobility between the State of Qatar and the Continent of Africa”. said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO Ethiopian Airlines Group.

Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 84 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa. In 2014, IATA ranked Ethiopian as the largest airline in Africa in revenue and profit. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has been a pioneer of African aviation as an aircraft technology leader providing the first jet service in the continent in 1962, and availing the first African B767 in 1984, the first African B777-200LR in 2010 and the first African and second only to Japan B787 Dreamliner in 2012.

Ethiopian Airlines crew upon arrival in Doha, Qatar (Photo: Courtesy of Ethiopian Airlines)

Ethiopian Airlines crew upon arrival in Doha, Qatar (Photo: Courtesy of Ethiopian Airlines)

Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 83 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. 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 airline group in Africa with seven strategic business units: Ethiopian International Passenger Service; Ethiopian Regional Service; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Service and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning, including SKYTRAX and Passenger Choice Awards in 2013 and has been registering an average growth of 25% per annum in the past seven years.

For more information about this press release, please contact:
Manager PR & Publications
Ethiopian Airlines
Tel: (251-1) 517-84-07

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