Ethiopian Airlines and ANA sign code-share agreement

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2014-10-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Airlines, the flag-carrier airline of Ethiopia, and ANA, Japan’s leading airline group, signed a code-share agreement.

From October 26, 2014, the travelling public will enjoy seamless bookings on ANA and Ethiopian Airlines Network from Japan to 49 destinations in Africa through joint connecting airports of both carriers in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, London, on all code shared flights. .

ANA and Ethiopian Airlines started joint Frequent Flyer Program in December 2011 as both carriers are members of Star Alliance, the largest and oldest global airline alliance. Customers of the two airlines will continue to be able to earn and redeem miles on all flights.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “I wish to thank ANA, a fellow Star Alliance member, for this mutually beneficial codeshare partnership. Our codeshare partnership will give our customers traveling between Africa and Japan the best possible connectivity options with one ticket and one single check-in at first boarding airport. It will also play critical role in enabling greater people-to-people, investment, trade and tourism ties between a rising Africa, the second fastest growing region in the world, and a highly industrialized Japan, the third largest economy in the world.”

Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of ANA, said: “We are pleased to welcome Ethiopian Airlines which has the largest network in Africa as our code-share partner and look forward to working together to bring our customers greater choice and convenience across our combined Japanese and African networks.”

Code-share routes:

ET operating / NH marketing

Flight No Frequency Route Departure Arrival Aircraft
ET608  NH5342 Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun Addis Ababa – Hong Kong 23:15 14:20+1 B787
ET609  NH5343 Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat Hong Kong – Addis Ababa 00:35 06:35 B787
ET618  NH5344 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun Addis Ababa – Bangkok 00:40 13:20 B763
ET626  NH5346 Tue, Thu, Sat Addis Ababa – Bangkok 00:35 13:15 B763
ET619  NH5345 Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat Bangkok – Addis Ababa 01:30 06:25 B763
ET627  NH5347 Wed, Fri, Sun Bangkok – Addis Ababa 00:10 05:25 B763
ET706  NH5350 Daily Addis Ababa – Frankfurt 01:00 06:20 B787
ET707  NH5351 Daily Frankfurt – Addis Ababa 21:35 07:15 B787
ET704  NH5352 Daily except Tue Addis Ababa – Paris 23:55 05:45 B787
ET705  NH5353 Daily except Wed Paris – Addis Ababa 22:05 06:20 B787
ET700  NH5354 Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun Addis Ababa – London 00:40/01:20/01:25 06:55/07:00 B787/B777
ET710  NH5354 Mon, Tue, Thu Addis Ababa – London 09:35/11:15 14:35/16:15 B787
ET701  NH5355 Daily London – Addis Ababa 21:00 07:00 B787/B777
ET302  NH5358 Daily Addis Ababa – Nairobi 10:15 12:20 B737
ET303  NH5359 Daily Nairobi – Addis Ababa 17:35 19:40 B737
ET320  NH5360 Daily Addis Ababa – Mombasa 10:40 13:05 B737
ET321  NH5361 Daily Mombasa – Addis Ababa 17:30 19:55 B737

*Subject to government approval

NH operating / ET marketing

Flight No Frequency Route Departure Arrival Aircraft
NH847  ET1752 Daily Haneda – Bangkok 10:50 16:05 B787-8
NH850  ET1753 Daily Bangkok – Haneda 22:40 06:30+1 B787-8
NH911  ET1750 Daily Narita – Hong Kong 18:25 22:35 B763
NH910  ET1751 Daily Hong Kong – Narita 15:20 20:15 B763

About ANA
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan by passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 72 international routes and 115 domestic routes with a fleet of about 240 aircraft. ANA Group has 33,000 employees. In 2013, it carried 46 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.6 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and was awarded five stars in 2013 and 2014 by the world’s leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

About Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines, a global Pan-African carrier with 70 years history, is currently the largest airline in Africa by revenue, generating 2.4 billion US $ in 2014, and profit. The airline operates to 5 continents, Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Asia, serving 83 international and 20 domestic destinations. It has the largest network in Africa with 49 destinations and the youngest fleet on the continent, such as B777s and B787s, with an average age of 7 years. Ethiopian, a technology leader in Africa, is the first outside Japan to receive and operate the B787 in 2012, and is a member of the largest global airline alliance, Star Alliance. A mutiple award winner for its service, Ethiopian received in September 2014 the Passenger Choice Award as the Best Airline in Africa, in the most comprehensive survey of airline passengers conduced in 13 languages.