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Ethiopian Airlines return to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



  01:21:58 am, by admin   , 491 words  
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Ethiopian Airlines return to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ethiopian Airlines return to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ethiopian Airlines will launch three weekly flights to Riyadh effective June 02, 2009, operating with a mix of B737-800 and B737-700 aircraft. The three weekly flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with return flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, is a major business centre and one of the world's fastest growing cities.

With these new flights, passengers from cities throughout Africa – including Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Dar es Salaam – will enjoy the fastest connections to Riyadh offered by any carrier.

In line with its growth strategy, Ethiopian is committed to expand its fast, seamless and convenient network connectivity of African cities with the major capitals of the world. Accordingly, the flight services we are introducing to Riyadh will provide more choices and convenient connections for our passengers between Saudi Arabia and 34 stations in Africa.

To celebrate these new flights, Ethiopian announces special bonus mileage offers in its ShebaMiles program for a limited time. For each roundtrip flown on Ethiopian’s new flights to or from Malabo, earn 2000 bonus miles in economy class and 4000 miles in Cloud Nine business class. Use earned ShebaMiles to earn free trips or upgrades on Ethiopian Airlines or our partner Lufthansa. This offer is valid through 30 November 2009, and other restrictions apply. If you’re not already a member of the ShebaMiles program, sign up at

About Ethiopian

In August 2008 Ethiopian won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace and continued contribution towards the growth of African aviation industry.

In addition, Ethiopian is the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations which have been manifested through the development of new routes, new products and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.

Ethiopian was also named the winner of the 2008 Best Airline in Africa Award at the African Travel Award in Lagos, Nigeria for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines,, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the addition of flight services to Riyadh and Malabo, Ethiopian will provide dependable services to 34 cities in Africa and a total of 55 international destinations spread across the globe with the summer season.

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Comment from: Zena [Visitor]

Dear ALL,

Yes – it is a good news indeed and am sure it is a music to our ears – especially for Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopians.

Regards, Zena

03/30/09 @ 07:06
Comment from: Yeha [Visitor]

More power to you ET.Yeha

03/30/09 @ 09:50
Comment from: yakob [Visitor]

good eti airlains will return saudi then eri but only with piece!!! eti 70mil eri 5mil

03/30/09 @ 09:57
Comment from: [Visitor]

The above bonus miles are for flight to Riyadh not Malabo. Must be a typo!

[I noticed that too]

03/30/09 @ 09:57
Comment from: yaya [Visitor]

Riyadh here we come…..

Riyadh is a must see city ….. nothing i have seen anywhere in the world compares to its beauty…. u feel like u r on mars it just doesn’t feel real….. the whole city is i dont know how to describe it but it will leave u breathless …. very beautiful

infact, i will go back to Ethiopia this coming summer and i have planned to stop by Riydh see some family members and fly to Ethiopia so it was a good news for me to learn Ethiopian has started to fly to Riyadhe …… thanks for the info Nazerth and thank you Ethiopian

03/30/09 @ 10:39
Comment from: habeshaw [Visitor]

mesh allah!!!
the longly awaited flight .
I am really delight ,,,,,eagerly looking forwards to see green yellow red flag ,,,,i realy miss it .

03/30/09 @ 15:11
Comment from: Jemal [Visitor]

Comment from: yaya [Visitor]

Are you serious?? You must be joking!!
What is to see in Riyadh beside the sand dunes and 100+ degree Weather in summer!!!

Save your money to visit somewhere else. Besides, the Saudis don’t allow tourists in their country…For right now they got plenty of Oil money to go around!!!

03/30/09 @ 18:04


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