Ethiopian receives 7th Boeing 787 Dreamliner named Walia Ibex
Addis Ababa, 22 May 2014 (WIC) - Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African airline, is pleased to announce that it took delivery of its 7th Boeing 787 Dreamliner on 20 May 2014.
Ethiopian was the first in the world outside Japan to receive B787 in August 2012. Ethiopian will take delivery of further 3 Boeing 787s in 2014.
The Boeing 787 is the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft in the world, providing customers the best possible on-board comfort with greatly reduced noise, higher ceilings, biggest windows in the sky, higher humidity, unique lighting and overall enhanced travel experience.
Ethiopian B787s can be enjoyed on routes to Africa, Brazil, Europe, the U.S., Canada and China.
Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said, "As Africa’s flagship carrier, Ethiopian has always been and remains aviation technology leader in the continent by availing the most advanced aircraft to its esteemed customers.
We currently have the youngest fleet in Africa with an average age of 7 years. In line with our 15 year strategic roadmap of fast, profitable and sustainable growth, Vision 2025, we will continue to expand and modernize our fleet in order to continue to provide maximum comfort to our customers."
Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 80 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights.
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