Ethiopian Airlines Plans Dublin, Los Angeles Service

Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled plans to launch flights to Dublin and Los Angeles. When it begins from June 2015, the African carrier and Star Alliance member will provide the only direct connection between Africa, Ireland and the US west coast.   While flight timings have not been revealed, the airline has confirmed the service will … Continue reading

Ethiopian Airlines Expands In Far East

East African carrier Ethiopian Airlines marked a milestone this week with the launch of services between Addis Ababa and Singapore. The Star Alliance member boosted its global network when the inaugural flight touched down at Singapore’s Changi International Airport on Tuesday (3 December 2013) with government representatives from Ethiopia and Singapore onboard.   Operating 3 … Continue reading

Airlines Suspend Dreamliner Operations

Operators of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have moved to ground their fleets following an advisory issued by the Federal Aviation Administration pending safety testing of the onboard batteries. A series of incidents involving the aircraft (most recently an emergency landing in Japan) prompted the directive, with Japanese and US operators the first to suspend operations. … Continue reading

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Debuts In Africa With Ethiopian Airlines

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its African debut with the arrival of Ethiopian Airlines’ first jet in Addis Ababa. Registered ET-AOQ and dubbed “Africa First”, the new aircraft touched down at Bole International Airport yesterday morning from Washington DC with invited guests, media, paying passengers and company executives led by Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam.   … Continue reading

Etihad Plans Sao Paulo Flights

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has outlined plans to begin flights from Abu Dhabi to Sao Paulo, its first destination in South America. Scheduled to launch on 1 June 2013, the daily service will mark the airline’s entry into the exclusive club of carriers that fly to 6 continents.   Flight EY … Continue reading