If you thought that South African Airways was the major airline in Africa, you’re wrong. Following major investment in recent years, Ethiopian Airlines is now Africa’s largest airline and one with a primarily new fleet of A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft.
The airline is also a member of Star Alliance, allowing you to earn and redeem miles with any of the Star loyalty schemes such as Singapore Airlines Krisflyer, United MileagePlus or Lufthansa’s Miles & More.
Between June and October, Ethiopian is increasing its Heathrow services from seven to 10 per week. They will operate with a new Airbus A350 with 30 business class and 313 economy seats.
One of my biggest regrets whilst running HfP is that a proposed Ethiopian Airlines press trip to Addis Ababa a couple of years ago never happened. That would have been a fascinating couple of days.
PS. Did you know that Ethopian Airlines flies from Dublin to Los Angeles? It is an interesting redemption if you have Star Alliance miles.