Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it will start serving its Addis-Toronto
route v.v. using its brand new and ultra modern B787- Dreamliner starting November
Ethiopian started twice weekly flights to Toronto, its second destination in North
America, on 16 July 2012. The flights have enabled Toronto to be connected to
Ethiopian extensive network in Africa, via its Addis Ababa hub, including to cities such
as Johannesburg, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kigali, Lusaka, Bujumbura, Seychelles,
Douala, Kinshasa, and Harare.
Similarly, passengers traveling from cities in North America such as Montréal,
Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and San Francisco
have been able to enjoy convenient connections, via Toronto, to Africa using fellow Star
member carrier, Air Canada, while also earning and redeeming miles on both airlines.
Now passengers on the Addis Ababa – Toronto v.v. route will be able to experience the
ultimate on-board comfort with the ultra-modern B787 Dreamliner. "As the only direct
flight between Toronto and Africa, this route has created critical air connectivity
between Africa and Canada and is serving as an important vehicle for promoting all
round relations. We are very pleased to offer our passengers on this route the best
possible product with the most advanced level of on-board comfort" said Tewolde
Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
Ethiopian hopes to obtain additional weekly frequencies on its Addis Ababa-Toronto v.v.
route so as to better serve and offer more options to the travelling public.
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in
1946 and now the Airline provides dependable services to 70 international destinations spanning four
Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member. The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline
network offering customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. The Star
Alliance network offers more than 21,555 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.
Ethiopian is a multi-award winner for its commitment and contributions towards the development and
growth of the African aviation industry and in recognition of its distinguished long-haul operations
enhanced by the introduction of new routes and products. Recently, Ethiopian won Gold in the African
Airline of the Year 2011/2012 Awards organized by the African Aviation News Portal. Ethiopian also
received the 2011 AFRAA award for being consistently profitable over the years and has won the
"AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2011 Award" for its excellence in air cargo. Ethiopian also
won the 2012 "African Airline of the Year Award" from Air Transport Quarterly Magazine.
With its acquisition of and firm orders for several new modern fleet, the airline is well positioned to
pursue aggressively the implementation of its Vision 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation
group in Africa.
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