Ethiopian Airlines to add two new Boeing 787 Dreamliner Jets to its fleet

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Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing today celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first 787 Dreamliner delivery to the African carrier.

Over the past decade, Ethiopian Airlines has utilized the outstanding capabilities of the 787 to sustainably grow its long haul network across the world, making its hub in Addis Ababa one of the leading gateways for international travel in Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines was the first airline on the continent to take delivery of the 787 and today operates a combined fleet of twenty-seven 787-8s and 787-9s that play an integral role in its long-haul fleet.

As part of today’s anniversary celebrations, Boeing also unveiled an exhibition design for educational exhibits in the mobility hall of the Ethiopian Science Museum.

The museum will feature permanent exhibits from Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines, including a 787 Dreamliner simulator experience.

“We are glad to mark a decade since we ushered in the first 787 Dreamliner into Africa, building on our pioneering role in African aviation,” said Mesfin Tasew, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO.

Mesfin further also announced preparations to add two new Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets to the fleet of the Ethiopian Airlines.

Out of the total 140 airplanes Ethiopian Airlines is operating, 27 are 787 Dreamliner jets, it is indicated on the occasion.

Officials of the Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing Company have reiterated commitment to further enhance collaboration.

Source: FBC