News Release Ethiopian Airlines
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 24, 2012
Ethiopian Airlines 1st Dreamliner touched down in Mumbai, India on August 24, 2012 making its maiden flight in Asia.
Ethiopian Dreamliner, named "Africa First", is the first to be operated in Africa and ahead of any outside of Japan. 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.
Now passengers from Mumbai can enjoy, ahead of other regions, the ultimate travel experience on board Ethiopian Dreamliner.
Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner is expected in Lagos, Nigeria on 25 August 2012. The flight will depart from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to Lagos on Saturday morning. It will be the 1st dreamliner to land in Lagos.
Ethiopian is the first airline in the world outside Japan to fly the Dreamliner, the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft. The Dreamliner offers passengers unparalleled on-board comfort with much less noise, biggest windows in the sky, higher humidity and unique lighting that is adaptable to the environment. Ethiopian is committed to give its esteemed passengers from Nigeria the best possible travel experience with brand new fleet and 5 Star service delivery.
As Africa’s flagship carrier, Ethiopian chose to fly its 1st Dreamliner, primarily to rotating Africa destinations with Lagos being a major economic and trade hub in Africa.
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.For more information about this press release, please contact:
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