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Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:54 am

With the upcoming summer schedule, Ethiopian will increase service to Washington Dulles to 6x per week, Frankfurt to 4x per week. Also, new (resumed) service to Sanaa, Yemen and Bahrain.

Schedules posted at http://www.africanflyer.com
 
dkny
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:10 pm

ETstar

What days will see the extra IAD flight?
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:28 pm

Are they using their own metal for all flights, or will they wet-lease an MD11 from World Airways again?
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:09 pm

 
ETStar
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:11 pm

Quoting Dkny (Reply 1):
ETstar

What days will see the extra IAD flight?

Flights operated daily except Saturday out of Addis.
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:53 am

Quoting Etstar (Reply 4):
Flights operated daily except Saturday out of Addis.

So are they changing the timing of the flight? I was just at IAD on Sat. January 27th and there was an Ethiopian 767 on the apron. This was at 8am. What time does that flight arrive and depart?
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:15 am

Quoting Clrd4t8koff (Reply 5):
So are they changing the timing of the flight? I was just at IAD on Sat. January 27th and there was an Ethiopian 767 on the apron. This was at 8am. What time does that flight arrive and depart?

The SAT flight sitting at IAD is the Fri departure from ADD. This flight will continue. As was stated above, there will be no Sat departure from ADD (Sun arrival to IAD).
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:04 am

Good news! Hopefully, this will become a daily flight soon. Since ET has no fifth freedom rights on the IAD-FCO sector of this flight, I hope ET will make this a nonstop flight once it takes delivery of its 787s. One day, I would like to fly ET.
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:10 am

Quoting Clrd4t8koff (Reply 5):
So are they changing the timing of the flight? I was just at IAD on Sat. January 27th and there was an Ethiopian 767 on the apron. This was at 8am. What time does that flight arrive and depart?

Right now, with 4 flights, all leave ADD at night, arriving at IAD in the morning. Out of these, two leave IAD in the morning for morning arrival (+1) in Addis, while the other two leave in the evening, for evening arrival in Addis.

With the upcoming schedule, the split on the 6 flights will be 3/3.

Quoting IAD380 (Reply 7):
Good news! Hopefully, this will become a daily flight soon. Since ET has no fifth freedom rights on the IAD-FCO sector of this flight, I hope ET will make this a nonstop flight once it takes delivery of its 787s. One day, I would like to fly ET.

I guess it shows the strength of the traffic between ADD and IAD, and the increase in traffic with this year's schedule that includes morning arrivals at ADD which afford convenient connections to African destinations.

As for the 787, it would definitely be great to have ET go nonstop, provided that the aircraft can do so without payload restrictions. It would cut the flight down by an hour or two...
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:39 am

More frequencies to Abidjan, Mumbai, Lagos, Frankfurt, London Heathrow...

Another great season coming up at ET.
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:32 am

Quoting ETStar (Reply 9):
More frequencies to Abidjan, Mumbai, Lagos, Frankfurt, London Heathrow...

Another great season coming up at ET.

Is ET adding any new destinations that it did not serve before?
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:15 am

Quoting IAD380 (Reply 10):
Is ET adding any new destinations that it did not serve before?

A few cities have been talked about, including Malabo and Monrovia (although the latter was served at one point - same for Maputo). Nothing concrete.
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:26 am

Quoting ETStar (Reply 9):
More frequencies to Abidjan, Mumbai, Lagos, Frankfurt, London Heathrow...

Is LHR at the expense of LGW?

Any chance Ethiopian will return to EWR soon?
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:43 am

After IAD is upgraded to daily service, I hope that ET expands its route network in North America. In my opinion, YYZ and New York should be the first priorites. After that, ET should consider cities such as ATL or ORD.
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:05 am

Now, if we could just get Ethiopian to join ZED.
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:53 am

FYI Ethiopian are in ZED! ET has ZED agreements with over 30 carriers!
 
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:19 pm

Quoting Iowa744Fan (Reply 14):
Now, if we could just get Ethiopian to join ZED.



Quoting 757ops (Reply 15):
FYI Ethiopian are in ZED! ET has ZED agreements with over 30 carriers!

757ops is correct... I flew BKK-ADD (B763), ADD-Dire Dawa-Hargeisa (Somaliland) (F-50), Dire Dawa-ADD (F-50), ADD-DXB (B752) all on ET ZED fares in Feb 06. Had no trouble getting on any of them except a F-50 sector from Dire Dawa to Addis. Got on the next days flight.
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RE: Ethiopian To Washington 6x Per Week And More

Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:31 am

Those F50 to DIR are always full, but that goes for much of the domestic Network these days, especially now that the Historic route is becoming a large tourist attraction! So you flew 752 to DXB! Must have been a light flight, usually DXB is 763!!