Ethiopian Airlines offers fares discount to Millennium Marathon runners

Wednesday 8th April 2015

  • Ethiopian Airways
  • Ethioia's No 1 Runner Halle Gedtreselassie

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa is offering a special promotion to all passengers travelling to Accra, Ghana who are participating in the Millennium Marathon which takes place on September 6th. Ethiopian will offer a discount of 10% off both Business and Economy class fares from all its online departure points including its UK hub at London Heathrow.*  Discounted return fares from London Heathrow to Accra via Addis Ababa start from £440 return, inclusive of all taxes, bookable online at; telephone 0800 635 0644 or via travel agencies.

The 21 kilometer race, dubbed the 'Millennium Marathon', is hosted by Accra Metropolis and sponsored by Millennium Marathon Sports Ltd from Ethiopia. It is expected to draw around 15,000 participants including some of the best runners from around the world in what is anticipated to be one of the fastest marathons in Africa. Owing to its short distance, the race will be particularly appealing to those who are planning to take part in the New York and Boston Marathons.

Michael Yared, UK Area Manager, Ethiopian Airlines said: "We look forward to welcoming London-based passengers as they prepare to participate in this outstanding international event. Our special promotion coupled with our highly convenient daily service from London Heathrow's Terminal 2, we hope, will provide further incentive to book with Ethiopian and enjoy our on-board hospitality."

London-based passengers can take advantage of Ethiopian's daily service departing at 21:00 hours aboard state-of-the-art Boeing 787s with a convenient and seamless connection in Addis Ababa. Business passengers can make the most of priority and online check-in, extra baggage allowance, fast track through security is available at the new Terminal 2, complemented by full lounge facilities. For those passengers departing from Addis Ababa, Ethiopian's inflight catering provides authentic Ethiopian cuisine in addition to the regular inflight meals providing executive passengers with a taste of genuine Ethiopian hospitality.

*This discount applies to outbound flights from August 23rd - September 6th and inbound flights from September 6th - 20th. This promotion is valid for ticket sales until September 6th.

About Ethiopian Airlines:

Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 84 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s. In August 2014, it was also a recipient of the Passenger Choice awards as the Best Airline in Africa in the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry.

Established in 1945, Ethiopian is the fastest growing airline in Africa, offering daily services aboard its ultra-modern fleet to 49 African destinations and very short connections through its Addis Ababa hub. Connections on the African continent include popular holiday destinations such as Zanzibar, Mombasa, or Kilimanjaro and schedules to growing business centres such as Lagos and Johannesburg.

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