Ethiopian is pleased to announce that, starting from 1 January 2013, it will
relocate its operation at the Beijing International Airport from Terminal 2 to,
the new and state-of-the-art, Terminal 3.
Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam said "This move is part of the Star
Alliance strategy of bringing all members of the alliance under one roof so as to
avail a seamless travel experience to customers by further simplifying and shortening
connection times throughout the Star Alliance network within China and in the region".
Ethiopian Airlines Cloud Nine and Sheba Miles Gold passengers will now get access
to Air China Lounge and will have better connections to flights operated by Star
Alliance member airlines such as Air China (Domestic and International), Air Canada,
Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Austrian Airlines, Egypt Air, Lufthansa, Scandinavian
Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and
US Airways. Customers may also earn as high as 30,784 miles from Africa to China
and even more miles when connecting to other flights of Star Alliance carriers operating
from the Terminal.
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 continents.
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
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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