Ethiopian Airlines was established on 30th December 1945, by Haile Selassie, the then Emperor of Ethiopia. Ethiopian Airlines is the flag carrier of Ethiopia, based in Addis Ababa, the capital city of the country. Its main hub is Bole International Airport at Addis Ababa. It is the fourth largest African airline, in terms of passengers and destinations.
It is the national airline of Ethiopia, it operates scheduled international passenger and freight services to over 50 destinations across the world. It serves U.S and France, Germany, U.K, Italy, Rome, Belgium and Sweden in Europe. In Asia, it caters to India, China, Israel, Thailand, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen, Lebanon and Bahrain. In Africa, it flies to Cameroon, Chad, Angola, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Congo and a few other countries. Apart from that, it provides domestic services to 32 destinations and even operates passenger and cargo charter flights. Ethiopian Airlines is wholly owned by the government of Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines has a fleet of 27 in-service aircraft, consisting of ten Boeing 767-300ER, eight Boeing 757-200, five Boeing 737-700, one Boeing 737-800, and five Fokker 50. Ethiopian Airlines' Freighter Fleet comprise of Antonov An-12, Boeing 747-200F, Boeing 757-200F, Boeing 757-200PCF and McDonnell Douglas MD-11F.
It has code share agreements with Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airlines, Thai International, Brussels Airlines and BMI.