Ethiopian Airlines, the largest African airline, have started flies between Portugal and Ethiopia thanks to a new codeshare agreement with Portugal’s leading airline; TAP. The code-share agreement includes services operated and marketed by both carriers via connecting flights to African and European destinations.
As Star Alliance carriers, frequent flyer program members of the two airlines are already earning and redeeming miles on each other’s flights.
Additionally, Ethiopian and TAP have reciprocal frequent flyer benefits, including lounge access. In order to offer their customers a wide range of service options, both in terms of gateways and destinations, Ethiopian and TAP pledge to continue looking at future possibilities to further extend the scope of their code-share. CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “We are very happy to commence codeshare flight with TAP, the leading airline in Portugal and fellow Star Alliance member. Our customers traveling between Africa and Europe can now look forward to an even wider and more convenient connectivity options. With a view to give our customers the best possible connectivity options, we are continuously expanding our own network, which now covers 92 international destinations across 5 continents, and extending our market reach to points where we do not fly thru agreements with fellow Star carriers.”
Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 52 African and a total of 92 international destinations across 5 continents using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s.