Ethiopian Dreamliner Continues Serving Rotating African Destinations - 23 August, 2012

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its first Dreamliner, "Africa First", continuing its flight to rotating African destinations, has flown to Mombasa and Kilimanjaro on August 19th ; to Harare and Lusaka on August 20th ; and to Nairobi and Entebbe on August 21st.

Ethiopian Airlines' decision to fly the Dreamliner primarily to African destinations is a show of its commitment to continue serving as the flagship carrier of Africa. Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is allowing passengers from African destinations to enjoy first, ahead of other regions, the ultimate travel experience on board the Dreamliner.

Ethiopian Dreamliner offers passengers unparalleled on-board comfort with less noise, biggest windows in the sky, higher humidity and unique lighting that is adaptable to the environment.

Continuing its flight to rotating African destinations, Ethiopian first Dreamliner will fly to Lagos, Johannesburg, Abuja, Malabo, Douala, Lomé, Accra, Maputo, and Luanda in the coming days.

About Ethiopian

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 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.