Founded 68 years back on 21 December 1945, Ethiopian Airlines commenced its operations on 8th April 1946. It flied on the Addis Ababa–Asmara–Cairo Routs with one of five Douglas C-47 Sky trains acquired from the US Government. The hub and headquarter of the airline are located at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. From here, it serves a network of 80 passenger destinations. Often referred to as just Ethiopian, the airline is the flag carrier of Ethiopia.
It is a member of Star Alliance and one of the fastest growing companies of the industry. Ethiopian is one of the few cost-effective airlines in the Sub-Saharan region. Due to its excellent services, the airline has been recognized as "The African Cargo Airline of the Year" in early 2011
Ethiopian Airlines Top Flight RoutssAs of May 2014, Ethiopian Airlines serves to 81 international and 18 domestic destinations out of which 48 are in Africa, 11 in Europe and America, and 21 in the Gulf, Middle East and Asia. The airline also serves a cargo network of 24 destinations, 15 of them in Africa, 02 in Europe, and 07 in the Middle East and Asia. Globally, the airline flies to major cities of Europe, including Frankfurt, London, Paris, Rome, Brussels and Stockholm. Across Asia & Middle East, it serves to Bangkok, Beijing, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Singapore, Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat, Mumbai and others. In North America, it serves to Washington D.C and Toronto.
Baggage allowance in Ethiopian Airlines is maintained as per the weight and piece concept. For most of the flights of Ethiopian Airlines, maximum weight limit for a baggage is 32 kg in Business Class and 23 kg in Economy Class. In some flights, 2 pieces of checked baggage allowed. Their weight is limited to 32 kg each in Cloud Nine and 23 kg each in Economy class. 2 piece of cabin carryon luggage each weighing 8 kg is allowed in Business Class and 1 piece of cabin carryon baggage with a maximum weight 7 kg is allowed in Economy Class.