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