News Release Ethiopian Airlines
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 07, 2012
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is proud to unveil the special features of its B787 Dreamliner. The airline will be the first outside Japan to receive the Dreamliner on 17 August 2012. The Dreamliner applies breakthrough technologies of the 21st century and takes passenger comfort and overall travel experience to a whole new level.
Ethiopian Dreamliner interior is configured with 24 Cloud Nine business class seats and 245 economy class seats.
Ethiopian Dreamliner interior has, among other things, the following new features for passengers’ increased comfort and convenience:
Bigger storage for onboard luggage
60% smaller noise footprint than peer airplanes
Biggest windows in the sky
Unique and adaptable lighting to the environment
Ethiopian will soon announce the routes of its first Dreamliner.
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 aircraft and its fast expanding network, the airline is well positioned to become the leading aviation group in Africa, per its Vision 2025 strategic roadmap.
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