Ethiopean Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is a state-owned airline from Ethiopia. Its main airport is Addis Ababa

Bole International Airport. The company has been a full member of the Star Alliance alliance

since December 2011.

Ethiopian Airlines was founded on December 30, 1945 by Emperor Haile Selassie with the

assistance of TWA. It began flying on April 8, 1946 with weekly trips between Addis Ababa a

nd Cairo with five Douglas DC-3 propeller planes.

The company started long-haul flights to Frankfurt in 1958 and took its first jet into service

in January 1963 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. In 1965, it changed its corporate form and also

changed its name from Ethiopian Air Lines to Ethiopian Airlines. It is wholly owned by the Ethiopian state.


Fleet Size :  120

Destinations : 116

Iata Code : ET

Icao Code : ETD 

Prefix : 071