Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and the first to own and operate the B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in Africa has proudly deployed its latest aircraft to Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, on November 6, 2017.
Africa’s First, Ethiopian B978-9 at Kinshasa International Airport
Taking passengers’ travel experience to new heights, Ethiopian newly acquired 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft provides extra comfort with the biggest window in the sky, more leg room, noise, mood lighting and higher air humidity at 40, 000 feet.
Bringing Africa together and connecting it to the world, Ethiopian has been playing a critical role in facilitating commerce, and people to people ties.
Currently, Ethiopian flies daily to Kinshasa and daily to Lubumbashi. Ethiopian made its maiden flight to Kinshasa on April 4, 1975.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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 Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
For more information about this press release, please contact:
Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines
Tel :( 251-1)517-89-07/656/165/913/529
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer