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Ethiopian Airlines and Airlink join hands for seamless travel

2021-10-15  Staff Reporter

Ethiopian Airlines and Airlink join hands for seamless travel
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Ethiopian Airlines has signed an interline agreement with South African-based airline, Airlink. The agreement will enable passengers to enjoy seamless travel with a single ticket and lower fares between points within the carriers’ synergised networks. With the interline agreements between the two carriers, passengers can book through their itineraries on both airlines easily. The partnership attracts more customers, providing ease of connectivity to their destinations served by both Ethiopian and Airlink.

Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines remarked “In our continuous commitment and endeavour to expand our service beyond our extensive network in Africa, we are happy to enhance our cooperation and add Airlink to our list of growing partners in Africa.”

“As South Africa represents the continent’s largest market and with the significant changes in the region’s industry players, implementation of this interline agreement will create ease of access to those travelling to and from South African regional airports and Ethiopian destinations across five continents”, he added.

Ethiopian Airlines has been implementing various partnership agreements with African and global carriers to further expand its accessibility to its customers. The partnership with Airlink in particular is expected to increase seamless connectivity options for customers in the regions of South Africa, with the vast network of Ethiopian Airlines on the continent and beyond. Ethiopian Airlines connectivity options are crucial in fulfilling the increasing demand of the customers.

Ethiopian and Airlink customers will handle each other’s travellers check-in and baggage for all their flights with the airlines. Airlink provides services between smaller, under-served towns and larger hub airports. Hence, through the interline agreement signed with Ethiopian, customers from South Africa will benefit from more than 60 African destinations of Ethiopian.

Ethiopian Airlines is still the fastest-growing airline in Africa. In its 75 years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 130 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally-friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years.

2021-10-15  Staff Reporter

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