Press Release


Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce the 2009 summer schedule that heralds the opening of new services to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

Malabo is the capital of Equatorial Guinea, a country that has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world in the past decade. The country is divided in two parts – the Continental Region, located between Cameroon and Gabon, and a series of islands where Malabo is located. Equatorial Guinea is unique in that it is the only country in Africa where the primary official language is Spanish.

Ethiopian will launch three weekly flights to Malabo effective June 02, 2009, operating with a mix of B767-300 and B757-200 aircraft. The three weekly flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and will provide fast and easy connections between Malabo and most major cities in the Middle East and Asia – including Dubai, Kuwait, Beirut, Bombay, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Beijing.

Operation to/from Malabo (SSG)

Flight Origin Depart Arrive Destination Via Effective Days
ET912 Malabo 1225 2050 Addis Ababa Douala 02 Jun 09 Tue
ET902 Malabo 1400 2050 Addis Ababa Nonstop 04 Jun 09 Thu/Sun
ET913 Addis Ababa 0850 1135 Malabo Nonstop 02 Jun 09 Tue
ET903 Addis Ababa 0850 1315 Malabo Douala 04 Jun 09 Thu/Sun

Ato Busera Awel, Vice-President Commercial said, “This new service is being launched in line with Ethiopian firm commitment to connect Africa with the rest of the world, and our flights to Malabo go a long way in connecting another city in Africa to the major capitals of the world.”

To celebrate these new flights, Ethiopian announces special bonus mileage offers in its ShebaMiles program for a limited time. For each roundtrip flown on Ethiopian’s new flights to or from Malabo, earn 2500 bonus miles in Economy class and 5000 miles in Cloud Nine business class. Use earned ShebaMiles to earn free trips or upgrades on Ethiopian Airlines or our partner Lufthansa. This offer is valid through 30 November 2009, and other restrictions apply. If you’re not already a member of the ShebaMiles program, sign up at www.ethiopianairlines.com/en/shebamiles/signup.aspx.

About Ethiopian

In August 2008 Ethiopian won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace and continued contribution towards the growth of African aviation industry.

In addition, Ethiopian is the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations which have been manifested through the development of new routes, new products and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.

Ethiopian was also named the winner of the 2008 Best Airline in Africa Award at the African Travel Award in Lagos, Nigeria for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines, www.ethiopianairlines.com, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the addition of flight services to Riyadh and Malabo, Ethiopian will provide dependable services to 34 cities in Africa and a total of 55 international destinations spread across the globe with the summer season.


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