Ethiopian Airlines has ordered one
additional Boeing 777-200LR (Longer Range), adding to the
airline's fleet of five 777-200LRs.
The order is valued at
approximately $276 million at list price.
"The 777-200LR has been a fantastic airplane for
Ethiopian Airlines," said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian
Airlines. "The performance and range of the airplane allowed us to
open direct routes from Washington D.C to Addis Ababa as well as
Addis Ababa to Beijing, Toronto and other long range routes. In
line with our Vision 2025, we plan to provide more and more
non-stop long-haul flights to connect east, west, north and south
using the strategic location of our Addis Ababa hub. This
additional airplane will let us take full advantage of the
performance and economics of this great airplane."
Ethiopian Airlines was the first African airline
to operate the 777-200LR, the first to order the
Dreamliner with an order for 10 and the first to order the 777
The airline currently operates a Boeing
fleet of 737, 757, 767 and 777 airplanes in passenger service, and
a 757, MD11 and 747 in cargo operations.
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