Ethiopian Catering

The catering unit is built in 1968 on a 3260 square meters of land and expanded in 1986 to accommodate the growing operational needs of Ethiopian Airlines.

Currently we are renovating the previous building to work in conjunction with the newly inaugurated ultramodern catering facility built  in 2016 on 11,500 square meters.

Ethiopian in-flight catering is one of the seven strategic business units (SBU) under Ethiopian Aviation Group. In total it has more than 650 employees who produce 100,000 meals per day for passengers travelling on average more than 120 flights.

VIP and Charter flights which often shuttle to and from the Addis Ababa Hub are prominent customers of the catering unit.

The Catering unit is strictly guided by HACCP policies and procedures which promote a high level of quality management for the safe production and handling process of all catering services.

In line with the ETHIOPIAN’s vision , the catering unit is newly structured and organized as a strategic business unit ( SBU) consisting of seven  sections including the department of In-flight catering Quality Management System & Safety Management System, Food production, Operations ,  Procurement and supply chain, HR development & Finance- Catering , Route catering and Catering facility maintenance. 

Among other things, the existing catering unit is equipped with:

  • High-tech cooking and bakery equipment
  • Large capacity dish, glass and pot washing machines
  • Flow wrapping machines
  • Heavy duty wet ice cube machines and dry ice supply
  • Fifteen high lift trucks and four vans
  • Cold rooms, freezers and chillers
  • Perishable and dry food items store
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • Large bonded stores area

Ethiopian in-flight catering services provide the following services:

  • Food & beverage to VVIP, commercial flights, charter flights and private jets
  • Business Class Lounge
  • Supply of in-flight catering service items
  • Belly-galley service
  • Halal kitchen service

Customers Portfolio

  • Trans Nation Airways(TNA)
  • National Airways
  • Turkish Airlines

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Ethiopian in-flight catering business unit is participating in different corporate environmental management system (EMS) project; we are operating with modern less carbon emission and environmental friendly high lift trucks and modern waste management system.

The high capacity & modern catering facility is intended to take-up the delivery of all locally produced fresh and zero kilometer organic farm products as raw materials.

The presence of such huge complex initiates and creates market opportunity to local producers and suppliers.


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