Ethiopian Airlines, the first in the world outside Japan to take delivery of
the B787 Dreamliner, is pleased to announce that its B787 Dreamliner called "Africa
First", touched down at Brazzaville and Kinshasa airports on 28 August 2012.
Ethiopian 1st B787 Dreamliner is rotating, primarily in Africa destinations,
as part of the airline’s commitment to provide the best possible travel experience
to the African continent ahead of other regions.
Passengers are able to enjoy the unparalleled on-board comfort of the Dreamliner
with much less noise, biggest windows in the sky, higher humidity and unique lighting,
ahead of such destinations as Paris, Brussels, Rome or London.
Ethiopian flies daily to Brazzaville and Kinshasa. Starting 20 September, Ethiopian
will deploy the B787 daily on its Washington D.C route.
Airlines 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:
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Tel: (+251-11) 517-89-07, (+251-11) 517-81-65
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