ETHIOPIAN BECOMES THE FIRST AIRLINE TO FLY THE B787 DREAMLINER TO MAHE
(Posted 01st March 2015)
Ethiopian Airlines, presently connecting out of their hub in Addis Ababa three times a week to the international airport on Mahe, just became the first airline to bring the state of the art B787 Dreamliner to the Seychelles. This was according to a regular source from Victoria a one off service to showcase the new aircraft to the Seychelles tourism industry and public at large. Flight ET 879 landed on Friday afternoon at half past two local time to the traditional water cannon salute, which is used for maiden flights around the world.
The airline resumed flights to the Seychelles in September last year after an absence of six months, reducing flights from four to presently three a week. The service is according to information received operating with load factors of about 65 percent in average. While the designated aircraft is a Boeing B737-800 for the route have due to higher passenger numbers several of the more recent flights been operated with B767-300 aircraft.
Passengers from the global ET network can connect in Addis Ababa onwards to Mahe every Monday, Friday and Sunday.
Both Ethiopian Airlines and the Seychelles will from the 04th of March be present at ITB2015 in Berlin.