Ethiopian Airlines will become an official member of Star Alliance in a ceremony to be held next month. It is expected that CEOs of the 27 members of Star Airlines and other aviation dignitaries will attend the ceremony.
Ethiopian Airlines is trying to select a day that will enable all CEO’s to attend the ceremony according to Wegayehu Terefe Public Relations Manager of Ethiopian Airlines.
The Airlines aims to mark the event with a lavish ceremony as it is a significant milestone in its efforts to become a world class airline said Wegayehu.
Star Alliance approved the membership application of Ethiopian Airlines in September of this year, making it the 28th member of the alliance.
Ethiopian Airlines will add five countries and 24 destinations to the Star Alliance Network when it is officially admitted in December.
Star Alliance was founded in 1997 b five leading airlines and sets high standards of customer service, technical infrastructure and security for airlines aspiring to membership.
In related news it is expected that the long awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft will male a demonstration flight Addis Ababa in December. Sources claim that the Dreamliner will arrive in Addis Ababa on the 12th of December and depart on the 14th.
Ethiopian Airlines is expecting to receive Dreamliner aircraft next year. The aircraft will be used on flight routes between Africa and Asia.