Ethiopian Airlines Adds B737-800W - 11 June, 2009

In line with its fast growth strategy and continued expansion, Ethiopian added one B737-800 aircraft to its fleet.

The Boeing 737-800W is a 160 seater aircraft that accommodates 16 passengers in Cloud Nine and 144 passengers in the Economy Class cabin.

The addition of this B-737-800 will increase capacity to meet the growing demand in the summer peak season in which Ethiopian increased its weekly flight frequencies to its various destinations like Harare, Douala, Frankfurt, Abuja, Hong Kong, N’djamena and Guangzhou.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the recent service additions to Riyadh and Malabo, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 35 cities in Africa and to a total of 56 destinations world wide.

In August 2008, Ethiopian won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.

Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.

Ethiopian was the winner of the 2008 Best Airline in Africa Award at the African Travel Award in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.

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