Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its first Dreamliner, "Africa
First", continuing its flight to rotating African destinations, has flown to Mombasa
and Kilimanjaro on August 19th ; to Harare and Lusaka on August 20th ; and to Nairobi
and Entebbe on August 21st.
Ethiopian Airlines' decision to fly the Dreamliner primarily to African destinations
is a show of its commitment to continue serving as the flagship carrier of Africa.
Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is allowing passengers from African
destinations to enjoy first, ahead of other regions, the ultimate travel experience
on board the Dreamliner.
Ethiopian Dreamliner offers passengers unparalleled on-board comfort with less
noise, biggest windows in the sky, higher humidity and unique lighting that is adaptable
to the environment.
Continuing its flight to rotating African destinations, Ethiopian first Dreamliner
will fly to Lagos, Johannesburg, Abuja, Malabo, Douala, Lomé, Accra, Maputo, and
Luanda in the coming days.
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 fleet, the airline
is well positioned to pursue aggressively the implementation of its 2025 strategic
plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.
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