Ethiopian Receives new B777-200LR In Seattle - 03 July, 2013

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, 2013.

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 nonstop.

"The 777-200 LR’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, B777-200 LRs, B737-800s with Sky Interior, and B777-200LR Freighters.

Using these aircraft, Ethiopian is expanding its network and bringing Africa closer to the world with 75 international destinations across five continents.

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 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.