Ethiopian Starts Flights to Doha

Friday 5th December 2014

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:-

Addis Ababa to Doha - Flight ET 422 (B737)

Departs ADD: 22:00

Arrives DOH: 03:25

(Days of operation: 2, 4, 7)

Doha to Addis Ababa - Flight ET 422 (B737)

Departs DOH: 04:25

Arrives ADD: 07:55

(Days of operation: 1, 3, 5)

Ethiopian 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 five continents with over 200 daily
flights using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and

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 commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and
cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than
84 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

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.

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