Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that
its Boeing 787 Dreamliner is painted in Ethiopian livery and is at the final stages
of preparation for delivery.
After being painted with the colors of green, yellow and red, today the Ethiopian
Dreamliner will fly back to Seattle from San Antonio, Texas. Ethiopian is proud
to be the first in Africa to fly this much awaited, state-of-the-art aircraft in
mid August 2012.
Ethiopian is continuously striving to enhance its customers’ travel experience
with a fast expanding network and the introduction of new aircraft. In the current
Ethiopian fiscal year alone, Ethiopian will enter into service 14 additional new
aircraft, including five ultra-modern B787 Dream liners and three B737-800s with
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, made its maiden international
flight to Cairo in 1946 and now the Airline provides dependable services to 69 international
destinations spanning four continents.
Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member. The Star Alliance network is
the leading global airline network offering customers convenient worldwide reach
and a smoother travel experience. The Star Alliance network offers more than 21,555
daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.
Ethiopian is a multi-award winner for its commitment and contributions towards
the development and growth of the African aviation industry and in recognition of
its distinguished long-haul operations enhanced by the introduction of new routes
and products. Recently, Ethiopian won Gold in the African Airline of the Year 2011/2012
Awards organized by the African Aviation News Portal. Ethiopian also received the
2011 AFRAA award for being consistently profitable over the years and has won the
"AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2011 Award" for its excellence in air cargo.
Ethiopian also won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 and
"the Airline of the Year 2009 Award" from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
With its acquisition of and firm orders for several new modern aircraft and its
fast expanding network, the airline is well positioned to become the leading aviation
group in Africa, per its Vision 2025 strategic roadmap.
For more information about this press release, please contact:
Manager PR & Publications
Tel: (+251-11) 517-89-07, (+251-11) 517-81-65
Fax: (+251-11) 661-14-74