Wednesday, July 24, 2013

►► ETHIOPIA: Ethiopian Airlines maintains Brussels, Paris from December; drops Munich plans.

[UPDATE 27 AUGUST] Ethiopian Airlines (ET) will tentatively begin serving Stockholm via Munich, Germany daily effective December 1. Flights will operate using a Boeing 757. Also from December 1, Brussels will be dropped from the Ethiopian national carrier's network leaving Paris CDG to be operated direct.

Ethiopian Airlines 787
Ethiopian Airlines 787 (Muttley)
Currently, flights to Stockholm are currently forced to operate via Cairo as a technical stop on the Northbound, nonstop on Southbound, though this will be phased out with the introduction of Munich.

Ethiopian Airlines(ET): Addis Ababa - Munich - Stockholm
-Eff 01DEC
  • ET714 ADD2359 – 0500+1MUC0600+1 – 0815+1ARN 757 D
  • ET715 ARN1915 – 2130MUC2245 – 0740+1ADD 757 D
In addition, the airline from 01DEC13 will cancel service to Brussels from 01DEC13 (Last flight departs Addis Ababa on 30NOV13, Brussels on 01DEC13). Existing Addis Ababa – Paris CDG – Brussels service will change to Addis Ababa – Paris CDG.

Ethiopian Airlines (ET): Addis Ababa - Paris CDG
- Eff 01DEC
  • ET704 ADD2355 – 0540+1CDG 763 13567
  • ET705 CDG2205 – 0720+1ADD 763 24567
Source [AirlineRoute]

[UPDATE 24 JULY] According to AirlineRoute, as per the 24JUL13 GDS timetable/inventory display, Ethiopian Airlines has cancelled planned service to Munich, previously due to start from 01DEC13. The Star Alliance member originally planned to operate a Addis Ababa – Munich – Stockholm route, however based on the latest changes, the airline will operate Addis Ababa – Stockholm on a nonstop basis in both directions.

Previously planned schedule:
ET714 ADD2359 – 0500+1MUC0600+1 – 0815+1ARN 757 D
ET715 ARN1915 – 2130MUC2245 – 0740+1ADD 757 D

Revised schedule:
ET714 ADD2359 – 0815+1ARN 757 D
ET715 ARN1915 – 0740+1ADD 757 D

Reservation for Munich service opened briefly from 11/12JUL13 till earlier this week.

[UPDATE 27 AUGUST] According to AirlineRoute, Ethiopian Airlines has reversed its plan to cancel its Brussels operations. As such the the 5x weekly Addis Ababa – Paris CDG – Brussels service will continue to operate on/after 01DEC13.
  • ET704 ADD2355 – 0540+1CDG0645+1 – 0745+1BRU 763 13456
  • ET705 BRU2000 – 2105CDG2205 – 0720+1ADD 763 24567