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Booking from within Ethiopia
10 years ago, October 23rd 2008 No: 1 Msg: #52303  
Hi there,
I'm having real trouble booking internal flights from outside of Ethiopia. Can anyone please tell me how easy it is to book flights 1 or 2 days before departure from within the country?

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10 years ago, October 23rd 2008 No: 2 Msg: #52319  
please, use www.ethiopianairlines.com for online booking for domestic in ethiopia. by the way if you wanna to go to bahir dar and gondar or want information i can help you. I am from bahirdar. Reply to this

10 years ago, October 26th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #52548  
Hello Kristen, and welcome to the forum.

I was able to book internal Ethiopian flights from Australia using a online travel agency. Having said that, I met foreigners who arrived at the various Ethiopian Airlines offices and booked a day or two in advance.

Flights can be empty or full, depending on the different religious festivals, holidays or routes taken. For example, on one flight from Lalibela to Bahir Dar, there were only 4 passengers on a plane that would seat 50! However, flights between Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa were full.

And hello to you Abiyu - Bahir Dar was my favourite city in Ethiopia!
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10 years ago, December 8th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #56888  
Hi all, thanks for your helpful comments. I'm now back from Ethiopia and can tell you that its very eassy to book internal flights from most major cities with just a few days notice (although flights to popular destinations are often busy). Its also worth noting that most Ethiopian Airlines office will accept credit card payments.

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10 years ago, December 8th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #56890  
Welcome back Kristen - hope that you had a great time! Thanks for updating the info on Ethiopian Airlines - especially their acceptance of credit cards.
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10 years ago, March 25th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #66955  
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A bit more info - you can NOT pay by credit card in Aksum (as of today) but you can in Lalibela. No idea about other towns. Reply to this

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