Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce
that it received its sixth Boeing 777- 200LR (Long Range) Worldliner on July 2,
The 777-200LR carries more passengers and more revenue cargo farther than any
other jetliner and is capable of connecting virtually any two cities in the world
"The 777-200LR’s performance and range has allowed us to open direct routes from
Washington D.C to Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa to Beijing, Toronto to Addis Ababa, as
well as other long range routes. In line with our Vision 2025, we plan to provide
more and more non-stop long haul flights to connect east, west, north and south,
using the strategic location of our Addis Ababa hub. As we expand to South America
and Far East Asia, this additional B777-200LR will let us take full advantage of
the performance and economics of this great airplane.", said CEO Tewolde of Ethiopian.
Ethiopian Airlines was the first African airline to operate the B777-200LR, the
B787-800 Dreamliner and the B777-200 LR Freighter. Ethiopian Airlines currently
operates one of the youngest and most modern fleet with an average age of seven
years with a mix of B787-800s, B777-200LRs, B737-800s with Sky Interior, and B777-200LR
Using these aircraft, Ethiopian is expanding its network and bringing Africa
closer to the world with 75 international destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its
operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s
leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network
operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 75 international destinations
across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally
friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter
and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline
in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025
that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business
centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger
Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight
Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service.
Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline and a member of Star Alliance since
2011 registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
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