Ethiopian Airlines Excess Baggage Rates

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When travelers have free baggage allowance and it just isn’t enough for all the luggage, could it be more infuriating. Fortunately, on Ethiopian Airlines excess baggage allowance can be purchased for a nominal fee. Passengers of the airline no longer need to worry about discarding excess at the airport.

This page offers details that would answer precisely how much does Ethiopian Airlines charge for extra baggage. In line with Ethiopian Airlines Baggage Policy, the excess baggage charges vary with respect to the flight route and / or destination.

Standard Excess Baggage Charges On Ethiopian Airlines

The table below mentions the standard costs of excess baggage on Ethiopian Airlines.

Per KG

Route (From / To)Rate
CHINA$17
DOHQAR 65 
KWI/MCT/BAH$17
Domestic EthiopiaETB 50

Per Piece

Route (From / To)Up to 23kgOverweight (23-32 kg) Up to 32 kg
DXB$200$100$300
Asia$250$100$350
America including N.America offlines$200$60$260
DMM/MED/TLV/IST/BEY$180$70$250
JED/RUH$150$70$220
within Africa Continent$200$50$250
LHR/MANGBP 180GBP 70GBP 250
EuropeEUR 200EUR 70EUR 270

All 5th Freedom Stations

ALL AFRICAN 5TH FREEDOM(Between DSS and BKO, ABJ-CKY, LBV-YAO, COO-CKY, BJM-KGL, JUB-EBB, DLA-SSG, EBB-GOM)$69 Per Piece$27$96
ALL ASIAN 5TH FREEDOM(Between HKG and BKK,SIN and KUL,SELand TYO)$115 Per Piece$45$160
ALL EUROPE/America 5TH FREEDOM(Between OSL and STO, VIE andGVA, GRU-EZE) $192 Per Piece$63$224
  • international excess baggage charge is payable if the excess occurs at origin 
  • KRT, JUB AND CAI will be considered as Africa for this approval.
  • All rates are applicable From/To ET Online and North America 
  • This approval will cancel and supersedes all previous baggage 

Ethiopian Airlines Excess Baggage Cost

For flights from Washington D.C. / Newark / New York JFK / Chicago to Addis Ababa and beyond.

  • $225 USD is applicable to each extra piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg on sectors between all destinations to Washington D.C., Chicago, Newark, New York JFK or vice versa.
  • $275 USD is applicable to each extra piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg on sectors between all destinations from Washington D.C., Chicago, Newark, New York JFK to Asmara
  • The Excess Baggage policy of the first carrier / airline applies to passengers traveling from within the USA but not from Washington D.C., Chicago, Newark and New York JFK.
  • $100 USD is applicable in Ethiopian Airlines Economy Class, if the number of pieces of baggage fits the free baggage allowance; however, the weight is above 23 kg and below 32 kg for each piece of baggage.

*For passengers originating from USA, outside Washington D.C or Los Angeles the excess baggage rate from origin up to Washington D.C or Los Angeles is already included on the above rate.

Excess Baggage Rates for flights from Toronto to Addis Ababa

Flights to / fromMax weightFare
Sectors between Addis Ababa to Washington D.C. and Los Angeles or vice versa. Each additional piece (bag) weighing up to 23 kgs (50Lbs)USD160.00
Sector from Washington D.C. and Los Angles  to Middle east and Asia.Each additional piece (bag) weighing up to 23 kgs (50Lbs)USD250.00
Sector from Washington D.C. and Los Angela to any other destination other than Addis Ababa and Middle east and Asia on Ethiopian Airlines’ route network.Each additional piece (bag) weighing up to 23 kgs (50Lbs)USD200.00
For Economy classweight of the bags is over 23 kgs but less than 32 kgs (51 – 70Lbs)USD60.00 per each bag
Flights to / fromMax weightFare
Sectors between Addis Ababa to Toronto or vice versaEach additional piece (bag) weighing up to 23 kgs (50Lbs)USD160.00
Sector from Tornto to Middle east and AsiaEach additional piece (bag) weighing up to 23 kgs (50Lbs)USD250.00
Sector from Toronto to any other destination other than Addis Ababa and Middle east and Asia on Ethiopian Airlines’ route network.Each additional piece (bag) weighing up to 23 kgs (50Lbs)USD200.00
For Economy classweight of the bags is over 23 kgs but less than 32 kgs (51 – 70Lbs)USD60.00 per each bag

*For passengers originating from Canada, Toronto the excess baggage rate from origin up to Toronto is already included on the above rate.

Frequently Asked Questions – (FAQs)

How much does Ethiopian Airlines charge for extra baggage?

There is no standard price set for excess baggage on Ethiopian Airlines; the excess baggage fee differs with respect to the route / destination.

Where to buy excess baggage for Ethiopian Airlines?

Excess baggage allowance can be bought on the Ethiopian Airlines website and other online channels of the airline. Passengers can even purchase it from the Ethiopian Airlines office / ticketing office / airport office / sales office.

What if my baggage is more than 32 kg?

Excess baggage charges would be applicable on all baggage that exceed the preset weight limit set by Ethiopian Airlines.

 

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