Ethiopian Airlines UK Flight Schedule Amendments

31 Mar 2020

Ethiopian Airlines, has today announced the following temporary schedule adjustment to its UK flight operation, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

From April 1, 2020, for a period of 4 weeks, the airline has paused the 4 x weekly Manchester operation and reduced its daily operation to Heathrow to 3 x weekly (Wed/Sat/Sun). The 3 weekly flights will continue to allow for urgent cargo supplies and transiting passengers from the UK and Africa to be repatriated.

Commenting on the schedule changes, Michael Yohannes, Ethiopian Airlines Country Manager UK, remarked “I would like to thank our passengers for their patience during these tough unprecedented times and look forward to welcoming them back on-board in the future. I would also like to thank all Ethiopian staff across the network and particularly in the UK who over the past few weeks have risen to the challenges and been amazing in helping us sustain and operate our scheduled operation as planned.

As of Sunday, March 29, 2020, Ethiopian Airlines suspended flights to more than 80 international destinations. For details of all COVID19 news in relation to flight restrictions and worldwide contacts go to bit.ly/EthiopianAirlinesCOVID19.

 

 

###

Note to Editors:

About Ethiopian:

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network, operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 127 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing777- 300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin; with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that has seen it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Seven Strategic Business Units: EthiopianInternational Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian Ground Services, Ethiopian Express Services, and Ethiopian Airports. Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past eight years.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Sally Peters Marketing & PR – UK

E: UKPR@ethiopianairlines.com

T: 07876 653077

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

Latest News

Browse all
From Monday 3 August 2020, the Embassy will resume processing visa applications by post only - a service that had been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please plan ahead and allow extra time when applying for a visa by post.
29 Jul 2020
COVID-19 Update: Resumption of Visa Services
His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union (AU), convened an Extraordinary Meeting of the African Union (AU) Bureau of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, on 21 July 2020, to review progress pertaining to the Trilateral Negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance…
24 Jul 2020
Communiqué of the 2nd Extraordinary African Union Meeting on the GERD
To all Ethiopians, at home and abroad, and to all friends and partners of Ethiopia: We offer our sincere thanks for your commitment and dedication in supporting Ethiopia’s principled stand over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Your support has been instrumental in the progress made so far.
23 Jul 2020
Message from the Deputy Head of Mission on the first filling of the GERD
The follow-up Extraordinary Meeting of the Bureau of the AU Assembly, convened by South African President and AU Chair, Cyril Ramaphosa, was held virtually on July 21, 2020, on the ongoing negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt with regards to the first filling and annual operation of the GERD.
21 Jul 2020
Press Release on the follow-up Extraordinary Meeting of the Bureau of the African Union Assembly on the GERD
Unchanged stances and additional and excessive demands of Egypt and Sudan have prohibited the conclusion of this round of negotiation by an agreement. Ethiopia is committed to showing flexibility to reach a win-win outcome on all outstanding issues.
14 Jul 2020
Press Release on the Tripartite Negotiation on the GERD
Since the tragic incident of June 29 which claimed the life of Hachalu Hundesa and the destruction that ensued, the government has been actively engaged in maintaining the rule of law and holding all perpetrators accountable. Two suspects have been apprehended for their involvement in the killing, while a third is still at large.
10 Jul 2020
Press Release from the Prime Minister’s Office
Statement from the Office of the Prime Minister on the context and updates on current issues in Ethiopia.
8 Jul 2020
Context and Updates on Current Issues in Ethiopia
Make the most of lockdown and dedicate some of that extra time to learning something new…something Ethiopian! This month, bake a banana loaf with an Ethiopian twist, watch a documentary about a town of famous runners and visit an online art exhibition.
3 Jul 2020
#STAYATHOME: THINGS TO DO
In pursuit of an African solution to African problems, the leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt held a meeting on finalizing the technical negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The meeting set directions on the way forward, in which the three countries have agreed to conclude the negotiations and to try to reach a final agreement within the next…
30 Jun 2020
African solutions to African problems
On 28th June, the Embassy hosted Ethiopian Medical Doctors in the UK led by Dr. Merid Gebru, who passed on their experience of handling Covid-19 in the UK that might be transferable to Ethiopia. The full discussion will be available on our YouTube page soon. 
30 Jun 2020
Ethio-UK medical professionals discuss impact of COVID-19
Delivered by Ambassador Taye Atske-Selassie, Permanent Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the United Nations, at the Security Council open VTC on Peace and Security in Africa on 29 June 2020.
29 Jun 2020
Ethiopia’s statement at the UN Security Council on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam