Ethiopian Airlines expands operation in India with new Bengaluru flights


Ethiopian Airlines currently operates direct flights between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from Delhi and Mumbai. It will expand its service in India adding Bengaluru in its network. It will start passenger flights to Bengaluru, India as of October 27. The capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, Bengaluru is dubbed ‘Silicon Valley of India’ and serves as the centre of technology and innovation.

Ethiopian Airlines operates 11 flights Ex-Delhi and 14 flights Ex-Mumbai each week. Ex-Delhi it operates Boeing 767 and Ex-Mumbai it operates Airbus 350. It will start operating four weekly flights Ex-Bengaluru and from Ex-Delhi it will start operating Dreamliner.

The four weekly direct flights from Bengaluru to Addis Ababa will operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday from Addis Ababa and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from Bengaluru.

The main destinations on Ethiopian Airlines Ex-India includes Lagos (Nigeria), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia),   Johannesburg (South Africa), Abuja (Nigeria), São Paulo (Brazil), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Lusaka (Zambia), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Douala (Cameroon), Luanda (Angola) and Toronto(Canada). 

Operating at the forefront of technology, the airline has also become one of Ethiopia’s major industries and a veritable institution in Africa. It commands a lion’s share of the pan African network including the daily and double daily east-west flight across the continent. Ethiopian currently serves 100 international and 21 domestic destinations operating the newest and youngest fleet.

Ethiopian rolls out onboard Wi-Fi internet connectivity using latest satellite technology

Surfing the internet with seamless reliable connectivity has now become the new normal onboard Ethiopian Airlines flights thanks to the onboard Wi-Fi internet connectivity the Airline introduced on its A350 fleet using the latest broadband satellite technology (Ka-band).

With state-of-the-art broadband satellite technology, passengers can rest assured that they will enjoy reliable connectivity for sending emails, shopping online or even chatting on social media while flying over the clouds.

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said, “We are glad to introduce in-flight internet connectivity with the latest broadband satellite technology, Ka-band, offering our passengers seamless digital experience as they fly Ethiopian. The launch of the onboard Wi-Fi internet is part of our relentless efforts to further add to passengers’ comfort keeping pace with the technology of the day. As a customer-centric airline, we will remain focused on continuous service excellence, taking advantage of emerging technologies and infrastructure.”

Passengers can access the in-flight connectivity service by purchasing vouchers at Ethiopian Airlines sales outlets including Addis Ababa International Airport customer service desk, boarding gate and cabin crews onboard the fights. Online sales through credit/debit card and ShebaMiles miles are also additional options for passengers to enjoy the service. The in-flight Wi-Fi can be accessed with smartphones, tablets and laptops.

The in-flight Wi-Fi internet is initially launched on the A350 fleet of Ethiopian with further plans to expand the service on other airplanes deployed on long haul flights.

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the flag carrier of Ethiopia. It is the largest aviation group in Africa. It is a SKYTRAX Certified 4 Star Global Airline. During the past 70+ years, Ethiopian Airlines has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in Africa for efficiency and operational success, turning profits for almost all the years of its existence.