Star Alliance News- Ethiopian Airlines Joines & New CEO

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  1. MLW20
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    any *A addition in traffic to Africa is welcome IMO. Especially seeing as I'm planning trips over the next few years.

    edited to add: Am I reading their route map correctly? For flights from the U.S., seems one has to route through Rome in order to get to their hub Addis Ababa http://www.ethiopianairlines.com/en/network/intl/default.aspx
     
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    They are supposed to start nonstop service from IAD to ADD with a 77L sometime this year.
     
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    That doesn't seem to unrealistic. I've been to Africa twice and had to stop in London both times.
     
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    I'm not saying it is unrealistic, I was just surprised there wasn't a direct US-ADD route, which it appears there will be
    Mrs Sweet Willie also wants to get back to Italy so having one more airline to redeem on, is a good thing.
     
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    I hear ya Willie! When I went to Africa, I used AA miles both times so my flights were on BA which was why we had the stopover in London.
    Have you been to Africa before?
     
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    Only Egypt. So many other places I'd like to get to in Africa.
     
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    We loved the sites in Egypt, the pestering not so much. Which countries are at the top of your list?
     
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    Do they really operate a fifth freedom flight IAD-FCO?
     
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    The IAD-ADD flight is non-stop. ADD-IAD is via FCO.

    They already have:

    [KVS Availability Tool 6.8.1/Diamond - Amadeus: Timetable/NL-BCDF]
    Code:
    WAS  Washington Metro DC US = IAD DCA
    ADD  Addis Ababa Bole ET [HAAB]
    MON  19 Dec 2011 - 26 Dec 2011
    
    Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Frequency | Dur'n | Dep T | Arr T | Effect | Ending | Exceptions
    ---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  ----------------------------------------------------------------
    ET         501     IAD   10:45     ADD   08:05 +1  77L  0   1-3456-     13:20       -       2   05 Dec   26 Dec
    
    They are not currently picking-up/dropping-off any passengers in FCO:

    [KVS Availability Tool 6.8.1/Diamond - Amadeus Operational Info: ET 500/29 Dec 2011]
    Code:
    ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES - ET 500
    
    [Planned Flight Info]
    ADD-FCO         22:15/Thu - 02:25/Fri  06:10
    FCO-IAD         03:25/Fri - 07:30/Fri  10:05
    
    [Flight Notes]
    ADD-FCO         A/ NO LOCAL TRAFFIC
    FCO-IAD         A/ NO LOCAL TRAFFIC
    ADD-FCO         DEPARTS TERMINAL 2
    ADD-FCO         ARRIVES TERMINAL 3
    ADD-IAD         CLASSES SHOWN CJDYGSBMKLVHUQTWEO
                    ENTIRE FLT- SECURED FLIGHT
                    ENTIRE FLT-  ET/ ELECTRONIC TKT CANDIDATE
    
     

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