Online Payment Options

 Ethiopian offers a wide selection of payment options for customers to buy their ticket online. Here below is the list of payment options which are available to make payment easier for our esteemed customers:

Pay at Airport

Note on how it works:

  • Pay at airport option shall be available for flights departing within the next 24hour
  • Pay at airport option will allow customers to make reservation online and make the payment at the airport until two hour of flight departure time.
  • Pay at airport option is available at these airports

Pay at Agent

Online customers have the option of buying their ticket by selecting pay at agency option. This option allows them to pay for their trip at a later date with any acceptable form of payment which includes cash, checks or credit cards by contacting the nearest Ethiopian Airlines office.

Mobile Payment

Passengers traveling from the below listed African countries can make payment by using their mobile account. Customers opting to pay in their mobile account can select mobile payment option from the payment page and after confirming payment via SMS and email. Ethiopian will issue and send their ticket detail via Email within 24 hours after making booking. Please click here to see how it works.

Here below is the list of countries where mobile payment is currently activated.

Cameroon, Ghana,
Uganda, Zambia and Ivory Coast
Tanzania and Kenya     
Somaliland, UK and Norway     

Branch Payment

Once the reservation is complete, you will receive a payment reference code together with a booking reservation code. The payment reference code contains 8 digits and is used to locate the right booking for the payment transferred. It is therefore very important that you give this code correctly to the bank teller so that he/she can make the transfer to the right account. Once you have received the payment reference code, you can pay by a cash transaction at your nearby Eco bank branch office.

Here below is the list of countries where branch payment is currently activated; - Kenya, Mozambique, Congo Democratic Republic, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Gabon, Cameroon, Ghana, Zambia, Ivory coast, Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin, Senegal, Malawi, Guinea, Congo Republic, Chad, Mali.


Local Cards

Locally issued cards can be used for making payment for air ticket from the below listed African countries on Ethiopian website. Customers opting to pay in local debit cards can make their booking online on ET website and insert their local card detail on credit card and debit card option on the payment page. Ethiopian will issue ticket and send the ticket detail via Email immediately after making the booking. 

Here below is the list of countries where local cards are currently activated.

Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, Mali ,  Niger,Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia,
Kenya and Ghana


China Union Pay

For customers having a valid union pay card, they can make 
payment on a dedicated Ethiopian page on union pay website.




With an E-Wallet you can combine different payment options to pay.

Here below is the list of E-wallets we accept; -

  • Paypal                                         

For customers having PayPal account, they can make payment on a dedicated Ethiopian page On PayPal website and confirm the payment of your ticket. Ethiopian will issue their ticket once payment confirmation is received.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, UAE 



International Credit Cards

Payment is also possible with the following credit cards:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Diners Club   
  • UATP
  • JCB

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