1st in Africa, Ethiopian Dreamliner Touches down in Brazzaville and Kinshasa - 28 August, 2012

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.

About Ethiopian

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.