ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce the delivery of its seventh Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on May 20, 2014.
Ethiopian was the first in the world outside of Japan and the first in Africa to receive the super efficient 787 Dreamliner back in August 2012. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft in the world, providing passengers the best possible on-board comfort with greatly reduced noise, higher ceiling, the biggest windows in the sky, better humidity and air quality, unique lighting and an overall enhanced travel experience. Ethiopian’s B787s can be enjoyed on routes to and from the U.S., Canada, Africa, Europe, Brazil and China. Ethiopian will take delivery of three additional Boeing 787 aircraft in 2014.
“As Africa’s flagship carrier, Ethiopian has always been and remains an aviation technology leader by offering the most advanced aircraft to its esteemed customers,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group. “We currently have the youngest fleet of aircraft in Africa with an average age of seven years. In line with “Vision 2025,” our 15-year strategic roadmap for swift, profitable and sustainable growth, Ethiopian will continue to expand and modernize our fleet in order to continue to provide maximum comfort for our passengers.”
Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier serving 80 international destinations across five continents with over 200 daily flights. The 787 aircraft will service select Ethiopian routes, while the airline’s award-winning service will be offered on all flights, helping passengers arrive to their destinations comfortably.