Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of Ethiopia, has entered into a codeshare partnership with Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, on the Addis Ababa and Muscat sectors, which will offer greater choice for customers of the two airlines.
This codeshare agreement will cover flights between the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and the Omani capital of Muscat. The service will be operated using Ethiopian Airlines aircraft and will build on the airline’s four flights per week between the two cities. It will be marketed by Oman Air.
Announcing the codeshare, Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines CEO said: “Ethiopian is continually working to expand the menu of choices for connectivity to its customers. The codeshare agreement with Oman Air gives our customers more flight schedule options as well as convenient and hassle free connection to points Ethiopian doesn’t fly directly. It also affords Oman Air customers the benefit of Ethiopian extensive network in Africa currently covering 60 cities on the continent including domestic stations in Ethiopia.
On behalf of Ethiopian, I wish to thank Oman Air and to convey our readiness to work with them to enable our customers reap strong benefits from this partnership.”
Wayne Pearce, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air, said:
“We are delighted to be joining hand with Ethiopian Airlines to offer our passengers even greater choice and convenience than ever before. With the signing of this new codeshare, seamless travel via Muscat to Ethiopia from any one of Oman Air’s many destinations across the Middle East, Europe and Asia has become convenient and easy, giving customers even greater opportunities to see the world and to experience Oman Air’s legendary hospitality.
“The codeshare also expands the choice available to those traveling from Ethiopia, who can now fly via Muscat to any one of Oman Air’s 42 global destinations. “On behalf of Oman Air, I would like to express my appreciation to Ethiopian Airlines and we look forward to a strong and rewarding partnership that offers tangible benefits for the customers of both companies.”
Set at the foot of Mount Entoto, 2,300 meters above sea level, Addis Ababa is often referred to as the ‘capital of Africa’ because of its historical, diplomatic and political significance. With its wealth of palaces, cathedrals and mosques, as well as Africa’s largest open market, the city is an ideal starting point for the exploration of Ethiopia’s rich and ancient culture. Home to over 2.7 million people, the city is also an important business hub for Ethiopians and hosts the headquarters of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.