ANOTHER FIRST FOR ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES AS THE AIRLINE PREPARES TO TAKE DELIVERY OF A #BOEING #B787-9
(Posted 25th October 2017)
Ethiopian Airlines is about to write another chapter in the book of African aviation history as the airline prepares for the delivery ferry flight of the First Boeing B787-9 coming to the African continent.
This follows similar feats when the airline took more recently delivery of Africa’ first #Airbus A350XWB and before that the first Boeing B787 Dreamliner – both as launch customer in Africa.
The B787-9 is 20 feet or over 6 meters longer than launch model B787-8 and has more passenger capacity with 315 seats and more cargo space.
Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said on the occasion: ‘Continuing our legacy of pioneering aviation technology in Africa, we are proud to celebrate yet another first with the introduction of the cutting-edge 787-9 into our young and fast growing fleet. Today, the B787 is our core fleet with 20 aircraft in service. Our investment in latest technology aircraft such as the B787 and A350, which makes us among the very few airlines in the world to simultaneously operate these two most cutting edge airplanes, is part and parcel of our Vision 2025 strategy and our commitment to our esteemed customers to offer the ultimate on-board comfort. We will continue to invest in latest technology aircraft with the view to avail to our customers the best possible travel experience. We invite the travelling public to join us in one of our flights to enjoy the new level of comfort of the B-787-9‘.
Ethiopian Airlines currently flies to more than 100 international destinations in five continents using 93 state of the art aircraft, 20 of which are B787 Dreamliners, deployed on its long haul routes. It was back in 2012 that Ethiopian took delivery of its first ever B787 Dreamliner fleet.