From April 2010 and June 2010, respectively,
Lufthansa and its codeshare partner Ethiopian Airlines, will each
offer one additional flight per week between Frankfurt and the
Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
Passengers of both airlines will then be
able to choose from a total of ten non-stop services per week,
with reciprocal codesharing. The improved, jointly operated
services are in response to the growing demand for air travel
between East Africa, Europe, America and Asia.
At the same
time, flight departure times will be better coordinated so as to
offer customers a wider choice of departure times and days.
next June, Ethiopian Airlines and Lufthansa will stagger their
flight departures: Lufthansa will fly the Frankfurt - Addis Ababa
route during the day, as before, and Ethiopian will offer a night
In the opposite direction, Lufthansa will operate a night
flight from Addis Ababa, and Ethiopian will fly during the day.
The additional new flights will give passengers a choice of two
departure times on three weekdays.
Since December 2008,
Lufthansa and Ethiopian have been offering connecting
flights from Frankfurt and Addis Ababa to other destinations that
can also be booked as codeshare flights. With the introduction of
the 2010 summer timetable, improved and optimised departure times
for connecting flights from Addis Ababa will enable passengers
arriving in the Ethiopian capital in the early evening to transfer
seamlessly the same evening to codeshare flights operated by
Ethiopian to Kigali (Rwanda), Entebbe/Kampala (Uganda), Nairobi
(Kenya), Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar (all in
Tanzania). These destinations of Ethiopian Airlines will ideally
complement the existing codeshare services operated in East Africa
by the Lufthansa Group airlines SWISS and Brussels Airlines. From
next summer, thanks to the changed arrival time of the Ethiopian
flight, passengers will have a greater choice of connecting
flights to Lufthansa destinations worldwide.
network in Africa is growing steadily. Here, our cooperation with
Ethiopian plays an important role, particularly with regards to
our presence in East Africa,” said Thierry Antinori, Member of the
Lufthansa German Airlines Board Marketing & Sales. “Our expanded and harmonised flight
schedule to Ethiopia provides better connections for our
passengers in Frankfurt and Addis Ababa.”
summer, Lufthansa flights to Addis Ababa will no longer continue
on to Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. As a result, the return flight
from Addis Ababa will be able to depart earlier in the evening.
From 30 March 2010, Lufthansa will fly to Sana’a via Jeddah in
As the two airlines’ frequent flyer programmes
have been harmonised since October 2007, members of the Lufthansa
Miles & More programme as well as of Ethiopian Sheba Miles can
earn and redeem miles on any of the partner airline’s flights.
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