Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, has taken another
leap forward by receiving its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Ethiopian second Dreamliner
was delivered in Seattle on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 and arrived at Addis Ababa
Bole International Airport on Friday, October 5, 2012.
On the same day, Ethiopian second Dreamliner made its first scheduled flight
to Paris. Ethiopian Dreamliner’s flight to Paris is part of tour of stations Ethiopian
has been making with its Dreamliner.
Since August 2012, Ethiopian Dreamliner, "Africa First", has been flying to destinations
in its extensive network across the world, adding new level of comfort to its valued
customers. Ethiopian is the first in Africa and ahead of any outside of Japan to
own and operate the 787.
Ethiopian currently has 5 flights a week from Paris to Addis Ababa with convenient
connecting services to destinations in West, Central and South West Africa such
as Cameroun, Kinshasa, Brazzaville, Libreville, Douala, Malabo, and Pointe Noire.
Passengers from Paris can now enjoy the ultimate travel experience on-board the
Ethiopian second Dreamliner joining major destinations in Europe, the Americas,
the Middle East and Asia served by Ethiopian Dreamliner. They have enjoyed the unparalleled
comfort with less noise, biggest windows in the sky, higher ceiling, higher humidity
and unique lighting offered on board Ethiopian Dreamliner.
Ethiopian has eight remaining orders of the Dreamliner, three of which are expected
to be delivered within this fiscal year. Ethiopian second Dreamliner will be deployed
on to Washington in the coming weeks. The latest addition of 787, increases Ethiopian
fleet to 51.
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 Vision 2025
strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.
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