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Ethiopian Receives 7th B787 Dreamliner, named “Walia Ibex” - Will Take Delivery of 3 more B787s in 2014

Ethiopian Airlines Press Release
Tigrai Onlne - May 21, 2014

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Ethiopian Receives 7th B787 Dreamliner, named Walia Ibex Will Take Delivery of 3 more B787s in 2014

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African airline, is pleased to announce that it took delivery of its 7th B787 Dreamliner on 20 May 2014.

Ethiopian was the first in the world outside Japan to receive B787 in August 2012. Ethiopian will take delivery of further 3 B787s in 2014.

The B787 is the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft in the world, providing customers the best possible on-board comfort with greatly reduced noise, higher ceilings, biggest windows in the sky, higher humidity, unique lighting and overall enhanced travel experience. Ethiopian B787s can be enjoyed on routes to Africa, Brazil, Europe, the U.S., Canada and China.

Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said, “As Africa’s flagship carrier, Ethiopian has always been and remains aviation technology leader in the continent by availing the most advanced aircraft to its esteemed customers. We currently have the youngest fleet in Africa with an average age of 7 years. In line with our 15 year strategic roadmap of fast, profitable and sustainable growth, Vision 2025, we will continue to expand and modernize our fleet in order to continue to provide maximum comfort to our customers.”

Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 80 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights.

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 78 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, 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 registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

For more information about this press release, please contact:
Manager PR & Publications
Ethiopian Airlines
Tel: (251-1) 517-84-07

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