Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its 5th
Named The Sahara, the brand new 777-200LR
arrived at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport late last
Ethiopian Airlines has named its five Boeing 777-200LRs
with African land marks highlighting the theme of “The New Spirit
of Africa”. Accordingly, the first 777-200LR named, “The Blue
Nile”, the second “Rift Valley” , the third “Victoria Falls”, the
fourth “Mount Kilimanjaro and the fifth “The Sahara”.
are satisfied with the performance of the 777-200LRs. Our
customers like it, our pilots like it. It is a very good airplane.
With this airplane, we are able to cut travel time of our US and
Beijing routes by two to three hours,” said Mr. Tewolde
Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines when he received the new
airplane at Bole International Airport.
interior offers passengers an enhanced onboard experience with
state-of-the-art electronic sleeper seats in Cloud Nine and
reclining seats with more legroom and a spacious cabin in Economy. It also
has over eighty
entertainment channels that allow passengers to listen and watch
channels of their choice.
was the first airline in Africa to order the
787 Dreamliner and it
will be the first African carrier to operate the 787 in the first
quarter of 2012. Ethiopian’s vision of the future includes ten
787s, as well as 12 Airbus
A350s, all of which will significantly
enhance its network expansion and generate more revenue.
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