Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with CarTrawler, the leading provider of online car rental distribution systems, launching car hire and transfer services for its passengers globally. The partnership enables Ethiopian to offer seamless transport service to passengers throughout their journeys.
Commenting on the launch of the car-hire and transfer services, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said, “We are very glad to partner with CarTrawler which enables our passengers to book car rental and transfer services at their destinations. As a customer-centric airline, we always look for opportunities to maximize passengers’ comfort through end-to-end services which augment their travel experience. We have integrated the service digitally so that passengers can make their bookings through our website and mobile app from anywhere.”
The service enables passengers to rent vehicles from third-party vehicle rental suppliers and book ground transportation services including taxis and ride-hailing services, airport transfer services, and chauffeur-driven vehicle rental, among others. Passengers can book the service via the Ethiopian Airlines website ethiopianairlines.com and Mobile App. Globally, CarTrawler offers attractive rates for car hire in over 30,000 locations in more than 145 countries, and with over 1,200 international suppliers.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Seven business units: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services, Ethiopian Airports Services and Ethiopian Express Services (Domestic). Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.