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Lufthansa to fly non-stop five times a week from Addis Ababa to Frankfurt

Lufthansa Press Release
Addis Ababa, Tigrai Online, March 21, 2018

Lufthansa to fly non-stop five times a week from Addis Ababa to Frankfurt Lufthansa to fly non-stop five times a week from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Frankfurt, Germany


Lufthansa to fly non-stop five times a week from Addis Ababa to Frankfurt

  • Route will be served five times a week from 29 October 2018
  • Bookable starting  today
  • Enhanced service brings a more convenient schedule with more connectivity

From today, travelers can book Lufthansa's new non-stop flights between Addis Ababa and Frankfurt. The enhanced service reduces the trip time to Europe to just 6 hours 45 minutes, as it no longer has a stopover in Jeddah “We are delighted to now offer our passengers a fast non-stop connection between Addis Ababa and Frankfurt. Lufthansa wants to be part of Ethiopia's growing market and continued success story“, says Tobias Ernst, General Manager Sales Regional East Africa Lufthansa Group.

Passengers coming from Addis Ababa will now travel on a more convenient schedule with full connectivity in Europe and the North Atlantic market due to the early arrival in Frankfurt. Going inbound to Addis Ababa, passengers will have more time catching the flight to Ethiopia's capital. The service will be offered daily in the early morning at 00:55, except for on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Addis Ababa to Frankfurt

Flt no

Flight routing

Days of operation






00:55 h

06:35 h




14:10 h

22:55 h


An Airbus A340-300 will operate the route with a configuration of 30 Business Class, 28 Premium Economy and 221 Economy Class seats. Passengers booked on a non-flight date will be contacted and rebooked. This flight is also a codeshare flight with Ethiopian Airlines. 

Lufthansa and Ethiopia share a long history in aviation. The inaugural flight to Addis Ababa from Frankfurt started in May 1969. The routing back then was Frankfurt-Athens-Jeddah-Addis. In 2010 Lufthansa was the mentor for the National carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, who became a Star Alliance member in 2011.

The Lufthansa Group operates to well over 100 countries and 343 destinations worldwide. There are convenient connections to 26 cities in North America, among them Washington D.C, Houston and New York. Via Lufthansa’s Frankfurt hub, customers from Addis Ababa arrive in any major city in Central Europe before 10:00.

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