Brussels Airlines announces new codeshare agreement with Ethiopian Airlines
Brussels Airlines significantly increases its offer to Africa thanks to a new code share agreement with Ethiopian Airlines. As from this week, Brussels Airlines will sell tickets for the daily Brussels – Addis Ababa flights operated by Ethiopian.
Ethiopia was so far lacking in Brussels Airlines' large African network. Thanks to this new code share agreement, Brussels Airlines passengers can now travel daily between the European and Ethiopian capitals.
Ethiopian Airlines will operate this code share service to/from Brussels with a Boeing 767-300 offering a cabin layout of 30 seats in business class (the 'Cloud Nine Class') and 206 seats in economy class. The aircraft is equipped with advanced in-flight audio and video entertainment channels.
The flights depart in the evening - from either Addis Ababa or Brussels Airport- and reach their destination the next morning, offering very good connections in both directions to/from more than 30 destinations served by Brussels Airlines within Europe. Good news for passengers from Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Scandinavia, etc!
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopian serves a network of not less than 70 domestic and international destinations out of their modern hub airport at Addis Ababa, including flights to 24 different African countries.
Passengers who buy their ticket for Addis Ababa with Brussels Airlines can earn precious miles in the Privilege Frequent Flyer Program.
Ethiopia is rapidly growing economically. Ethiopian Airlines is one of Africa’s most dynamic airlines and one of the top African airlines when it comes to profitability and size. The airline also has an excellent reputation in terms of safety, reliability, comfort, and quality. In 2007, they won the Africa Achievement Award for fastest growing and best performing African airline.
"We are very happy to have signed this new code share agreement with Ethiopian Airlines, a very experienced and very solid African airline" says Erik Follet, EVP Strategy and Development for Brussels Airlines. "Thanks to this partnership we can now offer Brussels Airlines customers a daily flight to Addis Ababa. This will further strengthen our presence in East Africa, where we already operate to Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. In the coming months, we will be developing other forms of partnership with Ethiopian Airlines."