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Flight operational services for Ethiopia
Overflight and landing permits are required when flying to Ethiopia. Also, the initial arrival and final departure for your trip to Ethiopia must be at an international airport, with HAAB being the preferred choice for majority of the aircraft operators.
Overflight Permit Ethiopia
Documents required for overflight permit in Ethiopia for AD-HOC, commercial, and private flights • Flight details
• Entry/Exit points with timing
Lead time to obtain the overflight permit for Ethiopia Within 24 hours
Short notice overflight permit for Ethiopia Overflight permit for Ethiopia can be arranged on short notice (less than the official time) at extra cost
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Landing Permit Ethiopia
Documents required for landing permit in Ethiopia for AD-HOC, commercial, and private flights • Flight details
• Receiving party’s details, along with local contact number
• Letter from receiving party
• Crew passport copies
Lead time to obtain the landing permit forEthiopia Minimum 3 working days
Short notice landing permit for Ethiopia Landing permit for Ethiopia can be arranged on short notice (less than the official time) at extra cost
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Additional information for overflight permit and landing permit for Ethiopia:

• You require a permit revision for
– Schedule changes
– Tail number changes
– Changes in departure/arrival points
• Official lead time for revision is minimum 12 hours.
• Overflight permit in Ethiopia is not required for over water routes

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When planning for your trip to Ethiopia, there are few factors you need to consider:
Flight Management and Trip planning for Ethiopia
Weekend Official weekend in Ethiopia is Saturday - Sunday
Visa Requirements in Ethiopia • For Crew, visa is not required. But they must be listed on the gen dec and have their Crew ID with them
• For passengers, depending upon their nationalities some do not require it, some get visa on arrival, and others have to arrange for a visa prior to their arrival.
• Visa on arrival is only available in Bole International (HAAB/ADD) and Dire Dawa (HADR/DIR).
Airport Slots Airports in Ethiopia are not slot coordinated
In-Flight Catering Service • In-Flight catering is only available in HAAB
• In-flight catering can be arranged at all airports in Ethiopia from reputed hotels and restaurants
• For In-flight catering, airport authorities do not allow catering to be brought from outside HAAB airport by ground handlers. If you plan on catering from outside HAAB, only your crew will be permitted to bring it to the aircraft.
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Do want to know who are the available ground handlers at different airports in Ethiopia? Or what in-flight catering options are available in HAAB? Should you travel to HAAB, or HABD, or any other Ethiopian airport? For more information on in-flight catering, security at the airport, airport ground handling services, and other operational flight requirements you can speak to our operations agent, available round the clock.

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