Ethiopian Receives 8th Boeing 787 Dreamliner - 03 July, 2014

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it took delivery of its 8thBoeing 787 Dreamliner on 26 June 2014.

Ethiopian was the first in the world outside Japan to receive the Boeing 787 in August 2012. The airline will take delivery of further two Boeing 787s in 2014. Currently, Ethiopian is the largest operator of the Boeing 787 in Africa, serving routes to Africa, Brazil, Europe, the U.S., Canada and China with the aircraft.

The Boeing 787 offers passengers unparalleled on-board comfort with greatly reduced noise, higher ceilings, biggest windows in the sky, higher humidity and unique lighting.

The aircraft also enables the airline to fulfill its green corporate social responsibility with greatly reduced carbon footprint.

"The 787 is truly without peers in its category both in passenger comfort and operational excellence. As technology leaders in the continent, we will continue to introduce the latest technology aircraft with the aim of meeting the high expectations of our valued customers." said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group.

Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 82 international destinations across 5 continents using 68 ultra-modern aircraft including Boeing 777s, Boeing 787s and Boeing 737-800s with sky interior.

About Ethiopian

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 82 international destinations across five continents.

Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, 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 registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.