The Catering unit is built in 1968 on a 3260 square meters of land and expanded in 1986 to accommodate the growing operational needs of Ethiopian Airlines.
Ethiopian in-flight catering is one of the seven strategic business units (SBU) under Ethiopian Aviation Group. In total it has more than 650 employees who produce an average of 14,000 meals per day for passengers travelling on average more than 120 flights.
One of the regular beneficiaries of our services is Lufthansa. Whereas VIP and Charter flights which often shuttle to and from the Addis Ababa Hub are prominent customers of the catering unit.
The Catering unit is strictly guided by HACCP policies and procedures which promote a high level of quality management for the safe production and handling process of all catering services.
In line with the ETHIOPIAN’s vision , the catering unit is newly structured and organized as a strategic business unit ( SBU) consisting of six sections including the department of Quality assurance, Food Production, Operations , Procurement and supply chain, HR development & Finance- Catering and Sales services & outstation catering.
Among other things, the catering unit is equipped with:
- High-tech cooking and bakery equipment
- Large capacity dish, glass and pot washing machines
- Flow wrapping machines
- Heavy duty wet ice cube machines and dry ice supply
- Fourteen high lift trucks and seven vans
- Cold rooms and chillers
- Perishable and dry food items store
- Laundry and dry cleaning service
Ethiopian in-flight catering services provide the following services:
- Food & beverage for VVIP, commercial flights, charter flights and private jets
- Business Class Lounge
- Supply of in-flight catering service items
- Belly-galley service
- Trans Nation Airways(TNA)
- National Airways
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Ethiopian in-flight catering business unit is participating in different corporate
environmental management system (EMS) project; we are operating on modern less carbon
emission and environmental friendly high lift trucks.