Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Press Release) – Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of Ethiopia, has entered into a codeshare partnership with Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, on the Addis Ababa and Muscat sectors, which will offer greater choice for customers of the two airlines.
This codeshare agreement will cover flights between the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and the Omani capital of Muscat. The service will be operated using Ethiopian Airlines aircraft and will build on the airlineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s four flights per week between the two cities. It will be marketed by Oman Air.
The flights will be operated as per the below schedule:
|ET624||WY5002||Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat||ADD-MCT|
|ET625||WY5001||Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun||MCT-ADD|
Announcing the codeshare, Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines CEO said: “Ethiopian is continually working to expand the menu of choices for connectivity to its customers. The codeshare agreement with Oman Air gives our customers more flight schedule options as well as convenient and hassle free connection to points Ethiopian doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t fly directly. It also affords Oman Air customers the benefit of Ethiopian extensive network in Africa currently covering 60 cities on the continent including domestic stations in Ethiopia.
On behalf of Ethiopian, I wish to thank Oman Air and to convey our readiness to work with them to enable our customers reap strong benefits from this partnership.”
Wayne Pearce, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air, said: “We are delighted to be joining hand with Ethiopian Airlines to offer our passengers even greater choice and convenience than ever before. With the signing of this new codeshare, seamless travel via Muscat to Ethiopia from any one of Oman AirÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s many destinations across the Middle East, Europe and Asia has become convenient and easy, giving customers even greater opportunities to see the world and to experience Oman AirÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s legendary hospitality.
“The codeshare also expands the choice available to those travelling from Ethiopia, who can now fly via Muscat to any one of Oman AirÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 42 global destinations. “On behalf of Oman Air, I would like to express my appreciation to Ethiopian Airlines and we look forward to a strong and rewarding partnership that offers tangible benefits for the customers of both companies.”
Set at the foot of Mount Entoto, 2,300 metres above sea level, Addis Ababa is often referred to as the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœcapital of AfricaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ because of its historical, diplomatic and political significance. With its wealth of palaces, cathedrals and mosques, as well as AfricaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest open market, the city is an ideal starting point for the exploration of EthiopiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rich and ancient culture. Home to over 2.7 million people, the city is also an important business hub for Ethiopians and hosts the headquarters of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946 and now the airline provides dependable services to 70 international destinations spanning four continents.
Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member. The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network offering customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. The Star Alliance network offers more than 21,555 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.
Ethiopian is a multi-award winner for its commitment and contributions towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry and in recognition of its distinguished long-haul operations enhanced by the introduction of new routes and products. Recently, Ethiopian won “Airline Reliability Performance Award” from Bombardier Aerospace; “African Airline of the Year Award” from Air Transport Quarterly Magazine; “Transformation Award 2012” from Planet Africa Network; “International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality” from the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR). Also Captain Desta Zeru, Vice-President of Flight Operations, won “Africa Legend of Travel” award from African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) magazine; and Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, won “African CEO of the year” from the African CEO Forum as well as “African Business Leader of the Year” award from the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA).