Ethiopian Airlines is set to become a member of the Star Alliance as of tomorrow (29-Sep-2010) (allafrica.com, 27-Sep-2010). Over the past couple of years, the airline had indicated its interest to join the network but only applied for membership early this year. The announcement would make Ethiopian Airlines the third African airline to join Star Alliance, joining South African Airways and Egyptair. Ethiopian Airlines already has a codeshare agreement with around a third of the 28 member airlines of the network. After the announcement on 29-Sep-2010, it is expected to take up to one-and-a-half years for full integration with the alliance to be completed.
28-Sep-2010 11:31 AM