A quick reminder to all travellers that domestic fares within Ethiopia are once again significantly cheaper if your international ticket is with Ethiopian Airlines, the only domestic carrier.
As things stand, the full fare for most one-leg domestic flights, for instance booked through the website, remains as it was before, typically around US$130 per flight (you can check this on their website).
However, these fares have now been vastly reduced (by more than 50%) but ONLY to passengers who book their international flight to Addis Ababa with Ethiopia Airlines. In this case, the fare is typically around US$50-60 per leg!
So far as I understand it, to take advantage of this massive discount, you have two options:
The first is to book your domestic flights together with your international flight with Ethiopian Airlines. The discount should then be built into the fare (but do check this before you pay).
The second is to book the international flight in isolation, then if you provide that ticket number, you or any operator can book discounted domestic flights at any Ethiopian Airlines ticketing office, before you arrive or, if you prefer, once you are in Ethiopia.
Obviously, for those who intend to use a few domestic flights in Ethiopia, this could be an important factor in deciding which carrier you use to fly to Addis Ababa – a saving of say $100 on an international ticket with another airline will quickly be offset by the discount on domestic flights offered by Ethiopian Airlines.