Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery of 10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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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 Americas.

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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