Ethiopian Airlines Flight Change Policy

Ethiopian Airlines flight change policy has changed and now allows you to change your flight schedule without penalty. The new flight change policy applies to all passengers holding ET flight tickets (071) issued on or before December 31, with a travel date between March 1, and March 31. 

Can I change my flight schedule on Ethiopian Airlines for free?

Ethiopian Airlines allows you to change your flight schedule free of charge, subject to a few conditions. The revised Ethiopian Airlines flight change policy, which applies to tickets issued before December 31, for travel by March 31, allows you to:

  • Make unlimited date changes free of charge. 
  • Reroute your flight to a different destination if you pay the difference in fares and taxes.

Important. If you’re unable to travel on the originally scheduled date, you must:  

  • Cancel your existing ticket, and 
  • Change your ticket (i.e., exchange it with a new travel date) at least 1 day before departure 

Note. The validity of non-refundable tickets issued before December 31, 2020, has been extended till December 31, 2021. This means you must complete your travel on or before December 31, 2021. Tickets issued on or after January 1, 2021, will be subject to the prevailing fare rules of the ticket. 

How to Change an Ethiopian Airlines Flight

How to change my flight date on Ethiopian Airlines 

You change your flight date and/or time: 

  • By phone
    • Call Ethiopian Airlines 
    • Call Ethiopian Airlines in your city/country, or
    • Call the travel agency you purchased your ticket from
  • Online from Ethiopian Airlines website/mobile app if you purchased your ticket online through Ethiopian Airlines website or mobile app.

How to Change a Flight Online 

To change your Ethiopian Airlines flight online, follow the steps outlined below:


A screengrab of the Manage Booking tab on Ethiopian Airlines for changing a flight online

  1. Go to EthiopianAirlines.com 
  2. Hit the Manage Booking tab 
  3. Enter your: 
    1. Booking Reference code 
    2. Last Name
  4. Hit the Retrieve booking button 
  5. Select your flight booking 
  6. Follow the prompts to make changes to your flight 

Ethiopian Airlines Change Flight Price

What is Ethiopian Airlines change flight cost? 

Ethiopian Airlines’ change flight price/cost will depend on your route and fare type. If you’ve purchased a Flight Pass, the change flight price is as follows:

  • For domestic routes within Ethiopia USD 10 per passenger per flight 
  • For North America routes USD 200 per passenger per flight
  • For the rest of the world USD 100 per passenger per flight

If you’re changing your flight route, you’ll have to pay the applicable fare difference in addition to the above rates.


Frequently Asked Questions on Ethiopian Airlines Ticket Cancellation Policy

You can change a flight ticket on Ethiopian Airlines by phone (, the Ethiopian Airlines office in your country, or your travel agent), or online via Manage Booking if you purchased your ticket directly through Ethiopian Airlines’ website or mobile app.

You can change your flight date on Ethiopian Airlines over the phone (/the ET sales office in your country/your travel agent), or online through Manage Booking if you booked your ticket directly from Ethiopian Airlines’ website/mobile app.

You can change your flight on Ethiopian Airlines by phone or online if you purchased your ticket from ET’s website or mobile app. If you’re changing your flight by phone, you can contact Ethiopian Airlines at (open 24/7 and toll-free in the U.S./Canada), or contact the ET sales office in your country or the travel agent you purchased your ticket from. 

The cost to change a flight on Ethiopian Airlines if you’ve purchased a Flight Pass is:

  • USD 10 for domestic flights within Ethiopia.
  • USD 200 for North America flights.
  • USD 100 for other routes.

If you want to change your flight route, you will have to pay the fare difference between your original and new flight ticket in addition to the fees mentioned above.

You can change the flight date on Ethiopian Airlines over the phone by contacting Ethiopian Airlines or your travel agent, or by visiting a sales office in your city/airport, or online from the homepage (EthiopianAirlines.com) via Manage Booking if you purchased your ticket directly from Ethiopian Airlines’ website or mobile app.

Ethiopian Airlines’ change flight date fee for Flight Pass tickets is USD 10 for flights within Ethiopia, USD 200 for North America routes, and USD 100 for other routes. If you’re changing your flight route, you will have to pay the fare difference as well. 

Ethiopian Airlines flight change fee for passengers holding a Flight Pass is USD 10 for domestic flights within Ethiopia, USD 200 for flights to/from North America, and USD 100 for all other routes. If you want to change your route, you must pay the applicable fare difference as well. 

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