Ethiopian Airlines is Ethiopia's flag carrier and was founded as Ethiopian Air Lines (EAL) in 1945. It was renamed as Ethiopian Airlines in 1965 and has been a member of the International Air Transport Association since 1959. The airline uses Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, and serves a network of 125 passenger destinations.Lomé–Tokoin International Airport serves as the airline’s secondary hub. Ethiopian Airlines has a huge fleet of 134 Airbus and Boeing aircrafts. For regional and domestic passenger services, it uses the 31 – Q400 Bombardier aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines has also won a string of prestigious awards, and is a member of the Star Alliance.
Ethiopian Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance
The baggage allowance largely depends upon the route and your class of travel. Here is a generalized classification.
- Economy – 2 pieces, with each piece weighing up to 23 kg
- Business (Cloud Nine) – 2 pieces, with each piece weighing up to 32 kg, or 3 pieces, with each piece weighing up to 23 kg.
Ethiopian Airline Carry-on Baggage
Passengers flying with Ethiopian Air can carry 5 kg of luggage without any extra cost.
- Business Class: 2 pieces/each weighing up to 7 kg
- Economy Class: 7 kg/1 piece each
Ethiopian Airline Cabin Classes
- Business Class (Cloud Nine)
- Economy Class
Ethiopian Airlines Online Check-in
Ethiopian Airlines has an online check-in facility. The timeline to avail of this facility is from 72 hours to 2 hours before departure for domestic as well as international flights.
Ethiopian Airlines Cancellation/Refund Policy
All rules and regulations on cancellation and refund have been formulated by the governing body of Ethiopian Airlines. The airline follows a 24-hour cancellation policy and a fee is charged if you cancel after 24 hours. An additional No Show fee is levied if refund is requested on or after the flight date. Refunds are only valid for a limited period of time for cancelled flights.