SAS Gets a Window into Africa:Ethiopian Code share with Scandinavian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, recently entered into a code share agreement with Scandinavian Airlines, one of the founding members of Star Alliance, providing travelers with better connectivity and a broad range of services between Europe and Africa.


The new code share agreement, which took effect as of March 29, 2010, will strengthen Ethiopian’s flight network between Addis Ababa and Scandinavian countries. Likewise, the agreement will enhance Scandinavian Airlines route network providing customers an easy connection via Ethiopian’s strategic hub in Addis Ababa to a wide variety of destinations in Africa including Johannesburg, Harare, Lusaka, Luanda, Lilongwe, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Kigali, and Bujumbura.

Scandinavian Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, is an established home carrier in Scandinavia and is recognized as a symbol of quality and reliability in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Ethiopian Chief Operating Officer, Ato Tewolde G. Mariam said, “This agreement between the two airlines will provide wider choices of destinations to travelers. We are indeed pleased to partner with Scandinavian Airlines to provide seamless travel services to our customers with wider choices of destinations.”

The partnership will allow Ethiopian ShebaMiles members to accumulate miles whenever they travel on a scheduled Scandinavian Airlines flight. Passengers in Scandinavian’s EuroBonus program will be able to use their miles to exotic destinations such as Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Mombasa, and Nairobi. Likewise, Ethiopian Airlines’ passengers will be able to earn miles when traveling on Scandinavian. In addition, ShebaMiles Silver and Gold members will be able to enjoy lounge access at Stockholm. Similar benefits will be given to Euro Bonus (SAS’s Frequent Flyer Program) members on Ethiopian Airlines flights.
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