Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce
that it has received a brand new next generation Boeing 737-800 with Sky Interior
on May 31, 2013. The addition of this aircraft will bring the number of the total
fleet to 58.
"Ethiopian Airlines has always been committed to introducing industry best
practices and acquiring the latest technology. The addition of this brand new aircraft
is a continuation of our fleet renewal and growth to ensure a mix of the youngest
and most modern aircraft,"said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
This Boeing 737-800 Sky Interior aircraft will join the most modern aircraft
in Ethiopian fleet such as the Dreamliner, 777-200LR and Bombardier Q-400.
The Boeing Sky Interior has new cove lighting and curving architecture that create
a distinctive entry way. Passengers on Ethiopian 737s will enjoy a more open cabin
and a soft blue sky overhead simulated by light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, which
is easily controlled by a touch screen control board.
The aircraft also has new features such as modern overhead bins, advanced aerodynamics,
maximum reliability, efficiency, passenger appeal and optimized engine design that
adds up extra comfort to passengers.
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 72 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 "Airline Reliability Performance Award" from
the Bombardier Aerospace; "African Airline of the Year Award" from Air Transport
Quarterly Magazine; "Transformation Award 2012" from Planet Africa Network; "International
Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality" from the European Society for Quality Research
(ESQR). Also Captain Desta Zeru, Vice-President of Flight Operations, won "Africa
Legend of Travel" award from African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) magazine; and Ethiopian
Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, won "African CEO of the year" from the African
CEO Forum as well as "African Business Leader of the Year" award from the Corporate
Council on Africa (CCA).
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.
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