Ethiopian Airlines Press Release
Tigrai Online Addis Ababa, July 03, 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 777-200LR’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, B777-200LRs, 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.
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 72 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 "Airline Reliability Performance Award" from the Bombardier Aerospace; "African Airline of the Year Award" from Air Transport Quarterly Magazine; "Transformation Award 2012" from Planet Africa Network; "International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality" from the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR). Also Captain Desta Zeru, Vice-President of Flight Operations, won "Africa Legend of Travel" award from African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) magazine; and Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, won "African CEO of the year" from the African CEO Forum as well as "African Business Leader of the Year" award from the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA).
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: Manager PR & Publications Ethiopian Airlines Tel: (251-1) 517-84-07 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ethiopianairlines.com www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines