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?
Thanks in advance
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.
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!
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.
Welcome back Kristen - hope that you had a great time! Thanks for updating the info on Ethiopian Airlines - especially their acceptance of credit cards.
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.