Ethiopian Airlines, formerly Ethiopian Air Lines and often referred to as simply Ethiopian, is Ethiopia's flag carrier and is wholly owned by the country's government. Ethiopian Air Lines was founded on 21 December 1945 and commenced operations on 8 April 1946 expanding to international flights in 1951. Ethiopian is a member of the International Air Transport Association, and, since 1968, of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).  The airline is a Star Alliance member since December 2011.
Its hub and headquarters are at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, from where it serves a network of 80 passenger destinations —19 of them domestic— and 23 freighter ones.
Key airport information may also be found at the website of Worldaerodata.
Procedures for Foreign Registered Aircraft
For all the humanitarian flights, permission from Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to be obtained to land (international landing) or over fly the territory of Ethiopia. To operate within the territory of Ethiopia, application for operating permits for foreign operators to be submitted to Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority. The following documentation need to be attached.
- Air operator certificate
- Certificate of aircraft registration
- Aircraft radio license
- Air crew documents (original to be presented)
- Contract agreement for the intended operation in Ethiopia
At the time of inspection, original copy of above documents are verified, as well as operations manual, maintenance control manual, etc.