Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its
10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The airline, the first in the world
outside Japan to receive and operate the B787 Dreamliner, has
chosen the aircraft as its core fleet on mid and long range routes
such as Johannesburg, Lagos, Abuja and Harare in Africa; London,
Paris and Frankfurt in Europe; Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and
Seoul in Asia; Washington D.C., Toronto and Brazil in the
The Toronto and Washington D.C. routes are
recorded as the longest non-stop routes using the B787.
Ethiopian CEO Group, Tewolde Gebremariam, said,
"We have chosen the 787 as our core fleet on our mid and long
range routes as part of our commitment to our esteemed customers
to give them the best possible travel experience. Today, Ethiopian
has the youngest fleet in Africa with an average age of 7 years
and in line with our long term, fast, profitable and sustainable
growth strategy, Vision 2025, we plan to phase-in new and modern
aircraft such as the B787s, B777s, A-350 and the B-737-8 MAX to
support our fast expanding global network."
Ethiopian currently serves
83 destinations across five continents from its main hub at Bole
International Airport in Addis Ababa.
The airline currently has a fleet of 71
aircraft, including the Q-400 New Generation for domestic and
regional routes, B737 Next Generation with Sky Interior,
B787 Dreamliners, B777-200LRs and B777-300ERs.
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