Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) today (June 17) announced an order for six 787-8 Dreamliner at the Paris Air Show. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.
The Dreamliners complement the airline’s existing 13 787s currently operating in the fleet and are part of Ethiopian’s long-term strategy to increase capacity and provide greater route flexibility to and from its hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines is the first African operator of the 787. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 737, 757, 767, 777, and 787 airplanes in passenger service, and has 757, MD11, 777 and a 737-400F airplane in cargo operations.
Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOT (msn 34748) rests between assignments at London’s Heathrow Airport.
Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) will extend its current route to Bangkok to Manila in the Philippines on July 9 with 235-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Manila will bring the airline’s list of international destinations to 88.
Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-360 ER ET-ALP (msn 33769) approaches the runway at Stockholm (Arlanda).
Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa), as planned, on April 21 extended the Addis Ababa – Hong Kong route to Tokyo (Narita) in association with Star Alliance partner ANA (Tokyo). The route is operated three days a week with its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 ET-AOV (msn 34750) touches down in London (Heathrow).
Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) will now route its daily Washington Dulles-bound flight and its three times weekly-Toronto Pearson-bound flight from Rome (Fiumicino) to Dublin effective May 10 according to Irish Travel News. Previously the airline announced it was routing its Addis Ababa-Los Angeles Boeing 787 flight through Dublin as a transit stop. The airline will not gain any traffic rights from Dublin.
In other news, TAP Portugal and Ethiopian Airlines, both Members of Star Alliance, have signed a code-share agreement and will be soon introducing code-share services between Portugal and Ethiopia.
Copyright Photo: Michael Kelly/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ASG (msn 36111) approaches the runway at Dublin.
Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) has announced it will start Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service three days a week to Tokyo (Narita) starting on April 20 in codeshare partnership with fellow Star Alliance member, ANA-All Nippon Airways (Tokyo).
The new route will be operated through Hong Kong.
In other news, Ethiopian Airlines and Air India (Delhi) have expanded their codeshare coverage.
Ethiopian operates daily flights to both Mumbai and Delhi. The two Star Alliance member carriers, which have already a codeshare in place for the Mumbai and Delhi routes, have expanded their agreement to include African points on Ethiopian operated network thru its main hub in Addis Ababa, such as Kigali, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Harare and Nairobi, and on Air India’s domestic routes beyond Mumbai and Delhi with the inclusion of Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.
Ethiopian is planning to significantly scale-up its footprint in the Indian market with the start of double-daily flights and the opening of a new route in Southern India in 2015.
Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 84 international destinations across five continents with over 200 daily flights and using the latest technology aircraft such as the Boeing 777s and Boeing 787s.
Copyright Photo: Wingnut/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOS (msn 34747) taxies at London (Heathrow).
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo (Addis Ababa) Boeing 737-43Q (F) freighter, registered as ET-AQV (msn 28493, ex N493AC/OO-VES), operating for ASky Airlines, today (January 10) skidded off the runway at Accra on landing. The gear collapsed and the right engine was sheared off. The freighter was operating flight KP 4016 from Lomé to Accra. According to the airline, the aircraft blew its tires on landing. The three crew members safely exited the aircraft. The aircraft is an insurance write off (WO).
Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) on December 2 launched a new route to Doha, Qatar. The new route will be operated three days a week with Boeing 737 aircraft. This new addition brings the total number of international destinations to 84 and the 10th Ethiopian destination in the Middle East/Gulf region.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-860 ET-APK (msn 40964) arrives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.