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Ethiopian Airlines New Flights! Lots!  
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4686 times:

Other than the addition of the new London Gatwick flights out of Addis Ababa (http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1968908/), more flights have been added to ET's existing route system, effective this summer (all increases to existing service).

BKK - Bangkok service increased from 5x to 6x per week [Daily ex Tu]
New flight:
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 666 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 22:15
Bangkok Int'l (BKK), Bangkok, Thailand 11:30 +1 day(s)
Non-stop
767 9h15min Saturday, July 2, 2005
--- Saturday

CAN - Guangzhou service increased from 2x to 3x per week [MThSa]
New flight:
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 666 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 22:15
Baiyun (CAN), Guangzhou, China 16:20 +1 day(s)
1 stop(s)
767 13h05min Saturday, July 2, 2005
--- Saturday

DEL - Delhi service increased from 2x to 3x per week [MWSa]
New flight:
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 668 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 00:20
Indira Gandhi Int'l (DEL), Delhi, India 09:15
Non-stop
767 6h25min Saturday, July 2, 2005
--- Saturday

PEK - Beijing service increased from 2x to 3x per week [MWSa]
New flight:
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 668 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 00:20
Beijing Capital (PEK), Beijing, China 19:30
1 stop(s)
767 14h10min Saturday, July 2, 2005
--- Saturday

TLV - Tel Aviv service increased from 4x to 5x per week [MTuWFSu]
New flight:
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 474 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 02:30
Ben Gurion Int'l (TLV), Tel Aviv, Israel 06:55
Non-stop
73W 4h25min Sunday, July 3, 2005
--- Sunday

JNB - Johannesburg service increased from 3x to 4x per week, all nonstop [TuWFSu] on a 73W
Flight Departing Arriving Stops /
Aircraft Duration Effective dates Operational days
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 809 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 02:45
Johannesburg Int'l (JNB), Johannesburg, South Africa 07:15
Non-stop
73W 5h30min Friday, July 1, 2005
--- Daily except Monday
Thursday
Saturday

HRE - Harare service increased from 2x to 3x per week [WThSa]
New flight:
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 863 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 10:05
Harare (HRE), Harare, Zimbabwe 15:15
1 stop(s)
73W 6h10min Saturday, July 2, 2005
--- Saturday

LUN - Lusaka service increased from 2x to 3x per week [WSaSu]
New flight:
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 863 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 10:05
Lusaka (LUN), Lusaka, Zambia 13:20
Non-stop
73W 4h15min Saturday, July 2, 2005
--- Saturday

LAD - Luanda service increased from 1x to 2x per week, all nonstop [TuF]
New flight:
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 827 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 03:45
4 De Fevereiro (LAD), Luanda, Angola 06:40
Non-stop
767 4h55min Tuesday, July 5, 2005
--- Tuesday

BKO - Bamako service increased from 4x to 5x per week [TuWThFSu]
New flight:
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 943 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 02:15
Bamako (BKO), Bamako, Mali 07:35
1 stop(s)
757 8h20min Thursday, July 7, 2005
--- Thursday

NDJ - N'Djamena service increased from 2x to 3x per week [WThF]
New flight:
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 943 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 02:15
Ndjamena (NDJ), Ndjamena, Chad 04:00
Non-stop
757 3h45min Thursday, July 7, 2005
--- Thursday

LOS - Lagos service increased from 10x to 12x per week
New flights:
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 903 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 03:15
Murtala Muhammed (LOS), Lagos, Nigeria 06:40
Non-stop
767 5h25min Friday, July 1, 2005
--- Monday
Wednesday
Friday

IAD - Washington service seasonal increase from 3x to 4x [TuWFSu]
New flight:
Ethiopian Airlines
ET 533 Bole (ADD), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 23:55
Dulles Int'l (IAD), Washington, DC, USA 10:40 +1 day(s)
1 stop(s)
767 17h45min Wednesday, July 6, 2005
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 Wednesday

No flight frequency reductions have been noted.

The only new route is Gatwick.

A number of dep/arr times have been shifted to Europe, due to adjustments required for Daylight Savings. Also, changes to LHR flights show that they all arrive/depart at the same times on different days (was sporadic before). FCO also gets the same dep/arr times for all evening/daytime flights. JED has been adjusted with 2 flights having long layovers and one returning within an hour or so (times have also been pushed for later departures).

I have been seeing changes/additions to the timetables throughout the last couple of days. I will post more if I come across any.

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User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4449 times:

What equipment are they using on their flights to IAD? Where the stop is done?
Great to hear that Ethiopian is expanding- one of the best airlines in Africa!!!
Regards,
Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently offlineFlyIGuy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4416 times:

Checo77 - Service is done with a 767-300 and it stops at EWR before IAD.

Just My 2 Cents
FlyIGuy



The opinions I post are of mine and mine alone, not of the airline I work for.
User currently offlineLXsaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4391 times:

ET stops at FCO not EWR on its way to IAD.

Bye

[Edited 2005-02-22 01:01:38]

User currently offlineCptGirmayTesfa From Peru, joined Oct 2003, 406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4309 times:

Thanks for the news ETStar!!
Have you heard about what happened to Brussels? I really thought it would have been included in the new summer schedule.


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4269 times:

LXsaab2000,

Its a mix. Sometimes they stop at EWR and sometimes at FCO. I don't know why they do it that way.

Rafal


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4169 times:

Quoting Lindy (reply 5):
Its a mix. Sometimes they stop at EWR and sometimes at FCO. I don't know why they do it that way.


Lindy, ET has dropped EWR, and all flights to IAD only stop at FCO. This has been going on since the end of October last year. There is word that they might resume services to NYC but none yet.

Quoting CptGirmayTesfa (reply 4):
Thanks for the news ETStar!!
Have you heard about what happened to Brussels? I really thought it would have been included in the new summer schedule.


I also expected something along the lines of BRU but nothing. It looks like they want more frequencies to existing service instead of adding new locations and using up aircraft that could be used where the demand already exists. Speaking of BRU, the 75F is now dedicated for a daily service, with a leased DC8 plying the route twice a week: yes, total of 9 per week!


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4716 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4116 times:

ETStar...can u plz tell me how ET are doing load-revenue and yield wise on the DEL-PEK-DEL route with 5th freedom rights? Is it a popular choice for pax between these 2 captials or is Thai via BKK, CX via HKG and China Southern/Eastern instead taken?

User currently offlineGamps From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4107 times:

Is PEK service mainly for cargo? Last month I saw ET departing PEK and flight was practically empty with less than 50 passengers boarding the plane to Delhi on the way to ADD! And how many seats do they sell on Delhi - Beijing - Delhi sector or is Delhi there primarily as stop over to China? (other than Diplomats/Student traffic to Africa)

User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4037 times:

Quoting Behramjee (reply 7):
ETStar...can u plz tell me how ET are doing load-revenue and yield wise on the DEL-PEK-DEL route with 5th freedom rights? Is it a popular choice for pax between these 2 captials or is Thai via BKK, CX via HKG and China Southern/Eastern instead taken?


No idea about details related to load/rev/yields.
Quoting Gamps (reply 8):
Is PEK service mainly for cargo? Last month I saw ET departing PEK and flight was practically empty with less than 50 passengers boarding the plane to Delhi on the way to ADD! And how many seats do they sell on Delhi - Beijing - Delhi sector or is Delhi there primarily as stop over to China? (other than Diplomats/Student traffic to Africa)


PEK service is pax service. Now I do not know how much is loaded in the belly, but they must be making some sort of $$ to add a third frequency. I also found CAN's increase equally interesting (if not more).


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

HELLO!!! Want even better news? I had not looked forward, but as of the middle of September, ET will go to Bangkok daily!! Yihhaa! And even more surprising, the seventh weekly flight goes on to CAN (Guangzhou), totalling the weekly frequency for this city to 4x!

User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3991 times:

ETstar

Have any flights moved to day time departure from ADD. I guess they make all these changes in July because the 3rd and last brand new 763 will arrive in June. I believe a leased 737 is due to arrive in march and the last purchased 737 is also due to arrive in July. The 763 will be registered ET-ALP.....


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

Quoting Dkny (reply 11):

Have any flights moved to day time departure from ADD. I guess they make all these changes in July because the 3rd and last brand new 763 will arrive in June. I believe a leased 737 is due to arrive in march and the last purchased 737 is also due to arrive in July. The 763 will be registered ET-ALP.....


Dkny, no flights have moved to daytime departure from ADD, which is cool. I also figured that this increase is due to the arrival of the last 763. I wonder, however, if ET will get additional aircraft towards the end of the year, that is, on lease, to fill in the gap when Hajj season returns. Has the D10 gone back? Also, what does the DC8 freighter do when not operating for ET? Does it always remain at ADD?


User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

Quoting ETStar (reply 12):
Dkny, no flights have moved to daytime departure from ADD, which is cool. I also figured that this increase is due to the arrival of the last 763. I wonder, however, if ET will get additional aircraft towards the end of the year, that is, on lease, to fill in the gap when Hajj season returns. Has the D10 gone back? Also, what does the DC8 freighter do when not operating for ET? Does it always remain at ADD?


The D10 has gone back. The DC8 does the AMS runs, and I am sure it also operates the other destinations as well since the 75F is dedicated to BRU. I was also looking for BRU and at least YYZ in the summer time.

I also heard that they are looking for 763 on the lease market and they are looking into the possibilty of hiring non Ethiopian pilots since they can not keep up with their expansion with the pilots they now have.


User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1088 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3837 times:

Anyone know what ET'S future acft plans are ? any ideas if they plan to bag a 787 or two ?

User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3809 times:

ET already ordered 5 787's with 5 options.

User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

ETStar,

I didn't know that they have dropped EWR connection. Past couple of months it seems that they are geting to IAD more often on time.

Saudi should take an example from ET and drop JFK connection  Smile You never know when Saudi will show up at IAD.

Rafal


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Quoting Lindy (reply 16):
I didn't know that they have dropped EWR connection. Past couple of months it seems that they are geting to IAD more often on time.

Saudi should take an example from ET and drop JFK connection Smile You never know when Saudi will show up at IAD.


Yes, I have noticed that they have been coming into IAD on time. Obviously EWR was putting a strain on their ops. Their departure from EWR to IAD was dependent on customs as well, since pax had to deplane, get cleared and reboard. Waiting about two hours prior to hopping back on (after going through security once again) for a measely 45 minute flight is simply not worth it. ET has however indicated their intentions to return to NYC, but we shall see how they will go about doing it.


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