Star Alliance welcomed its third African carrier today, at a joining ceremony held at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport.
The membership of Ethiopian Airlines means the alliance has “taken a large step forward in completing [its] Africa strategy,” said Jaan Albrecht, Star Alliance’s CEO.
The addition of the alliance’s 28th airline extends its network to cover more than 110 destinations in 48 countries in Africa.
Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO, said: "It is another historical milestone for Ethiopian to join this most prestigious and longest serving Alliance in the world.
"This day will remain colourfully marked in our history book. It is in line with our efforts to lay a strong foundation for the airline."