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Ethiopian Summer 09 Expansion  
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

Dear All,

In Summer 09, Ethiopian Airlines has announced on the GDS its long haul expansion program as follows:

IAD - frequencies to be increased from June 15th to daily flights via FCO using a B 763ER. FYI, ET does not have 5th freedom traffic rights on the FCO-IAD-FCO sector. From April 5th, it will start the gradual increase from 4 to 5 times a week on this route.

DEL / PEK - frequencies to be increased from April from 3 to 5 times a week using a B 763ER. ET does have 5th freedom rights on the DEL-PEK sector. Can anyone based in DEL, tell us how they perform on this sector?

BKK / CAN - frequencies to be increased from April from 4 to 6 times a week using a B 763ER with 5th freedom rights available on the BKK-CAN sector.

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User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1685 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

In a time of uncertainity, and with the biggest airlines slashing capacity, it's good to see an African airline expanding, especially to China.

User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

ET's IAD flights are always overbooked and impossible during the summer. So daily flights to IAD will do great

User currently offline757ops From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

This is fantastic news! Also ET are operating B763 on the ADD-FCO-LHR-ADD run for the next few weeks, wish it would remain!

Are there any new destinations planned? I belive FBM OUA ABJ and KWI are doing well


User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

It doesn't look all great. It appears ET has cut OUA flights from 6 weekly to 3 weekly.

User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1914 times:



Quoting Behramjee (Thread starter):
IAD - frequencies to be increased from June 15th to daily flights via FCO using a B 763ER. FYI, ET does not have 5th freedom traffic rights on the FCO-IAD-FCO sector. From April 5th, it will start the gradual increase from 4 to 5 times a week on this route.

This is great, and usually set to daily in the summer.

Quoting Behramjee (Thread starter):


DEL / PEK - frequencies to be increased from April from 3 to 5 times a week using a B 763ER. ET does have 5th freedom rights on the DEL-PEK sector. Can anyone based in DEL, tell us how they perform on this sector?

BKK / CAN - frequencies to be increased from April from 4 to 6 times a week using a B 763ER with 5th freedom rights available on the BKK-CAN sector.

DEL/PEK was set to 5x per week back in Winter 2007, and was maintained for some time until very recently. I was surprised to see the flights status a while back on this route, which showed as operated with a 757.

BKK/CAN initially were increased to the frequencies above last summer (per link below), but since the unrest in BKK and even more so recently, the latter was cut back to the current frequencies wof CAN 4x per week and HKG 3x per week, both via BKK within the last couple of months.

Don't know exactly how the loads are. Also wonder if this is related to an aircraft shortage issue. Was at least the first of the 787s not supposed to be delivered by this time?

Finally, Ouagadougou was indeed cut back to 3x per week, a similar pattern to when DKR was reinstated and is now at 3x via BKO. Another different op is that Abuja is now a daytime flight out of ADD using a 73W, giving better connections than the overnighters.

http://www.africanflyer.com/2008/05/...hiopians-upcoming-summer-schedule/

Anyone get in on the buy one get one free to Africa ex-US?


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