Ethiopian Airlines, United Airlines Enter Codeshare Agreement

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Addis Ababa, 24 August 2014 (WIC) - Ethiopian Airlines has announced a codeshare agreement with United Airlines, effective August 30, thisdaylive reported.

The new codeshare agreement between the two Star Alliance member airlines covers the Addis Ababa–Washington, D.C. trunk route as well as points in Africa and the U.S.

According to the codeshare agreement,  travelers between the U.S. and Africa will be able to enjoy unmatched and seamless connectivity options thanks to United’s strong network in the U.S. and Ethiopian’s unparalleled coverage of East, Central, Southern and Western African destinations.

Marking the occasion, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “We are very pleased to start codeshare flights with fellow Star Alliance member, United Airlines. This agreement will enable our two carriers to tap into new market opportunities and be competitive in the fast-growing Africa-US travel market. It will also give a wider choice of connectivity options to our customers travelling between Africa and the US.”

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a day to 374 airports across six continents. In 2013, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 139 million customers.
With hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., United.