In 1951, it had expanded to international flights. Since, 1959 the airline has been the member of the International Air Transport Association and since 1968, the member of African Airlines Association (AFRAA). The Airline also joined the membership of Star Alliance, in December 2011. Its headquarters are situated at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa and from this place it serves a network of about 82 destinations. In the airline industry, Ethiopian Airlines is one of the fastest-growing and profitable companies. Recently, the airline has won the award of Best Regional Airline of the year on 25 February 2015 by the by Air Transport World (ATW), which was held in Washington, D.C. From the past several years, the airline has become one of the leading carriers in Africa. It is continuously focusing on its operational success and efficiency.
The airline is trying to be at the top among its competitors and be a first choice for its customers. Ethiopian Airlines has high contribution on socio economic development around the world, wherever it operates. The airline is undertaking its corporate social responsibilities and also providing central global air connectivity. The Ethiopian airline is self-sufficient in its entire aviation training system, and its academy offers training for Aircraft Technicians, Cabin Crew, Pilots, Management and Finance staff, Marketing & Sales and so on. The airline provides management assistance and training services to others countries as well.
The future expansion plan of the airline includes Construction of Maintenance Hangar, Construction of 5 star hotels, upgrading and Expansion of Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Expansion of Cargo Terminal, Construction of parking building and new Catering facility, and construction of new Headquarters. Ethiopian Airlines is provides its services to 20 Domestic and 91 International destinations.
Arba Minch, Axum, Addis Ababa, Assosa, Bale Robe, Bahar Dar, Dire Dawa, Gonder, Gode, Gambella, Humera, Jimma, Jijiga, Kombolcha, Kabri Dar, Lalibela, Mekele, Shilavo, Semera, and Shire.
Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Accra, Bangui, Bujumbura, Bamako, Blantyre Bangui, Brazzaville, Cottonou, Cape Town, Dakar, Cairo, Djibouti, Dar-Es-Salaam, Douala, Enugu, Entebbe, Goma, Gaborone, Hargeisa, Harare, Juba, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kano, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Kigali, Libreville, Lusaka, Lilongwe, Lagos, Lome, Lubumbashi, Luanda, Maputo, Mombasa, Malabo, N'Djamena, Ndola, Niamey, Nairobi, Ouagadougou, Pointe-Noire, Seychelles and Zanzibar.
America and Europe (15):
Los Angeles, Brussels, London, Paris, Dublin, Stockholm, Frankfurt, MilanRome, Sao Paulo, Vienna, Washington DC, Madrid, Toronto, and Rio de Janeiro.
Asia and the Middle East (24):
Kuala Lumpur, Jeddah, Muscat, Riyadh, Kuwait, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Seoul, Tokyo, Shangai, Dublin, Bangkok, Bahrain, Beirut, Beijing, Demmam, Dubai, Doha, Delhi, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Hangzhou.
Cargo Network (24):
Addis Ababa, Abuja, Accra, Bujumbura, Brazzaville, Cairo, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Kigali, Libreville, Lagos, N'Djamena, and Pointe-Noire.
Asia, Gulf and Middle East: 7
Chennai, Beirut, Mumbai, Dubai, Riyadh Jeddah and Hong Kong, and
Liege and Luxembourg
The airline is operating and serving these entire destinations effectively, the airline has planned for more destinations which will be announced soon.