Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today (December 29) that they have signed a firm purchase agreement for two additional Q400 turboprop airliners that will bring Ethiopian Airlines’ Q400 aircraft fleet to a total of 19 aircraft, the largest total fleet in Africa.
Ethiopian Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) has achieved another milestone with the successful completion of retro-fitting all Ethiopian Boeing 777 passenger aircraft with 180° business class full flat bed. The retro-fitting was completed and the aircraft have started operations with the new 180° business class full flat bed.
The retro-fitted Boeing 777-200 and 300 with new 180° flat business class seats are expected to enhance passenger comfort and improve the Ethiopian product. These new 180° business class seats impact the overall Business class service to a higher level of customer satisfaction.
Top Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Ethiopian Airlines). Boeing 777-260 LR ET-ANR (msn 40774) taxies at London (Heathrow).
Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) today (July 9) launched a new route to Manila via Bangkok. The extended route will operate three days a week with Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 24 seats in Cloud Nine and 211 seat in the Economy class. Ethiopian now serves 90 international destinations.
Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-306 ER ET-AME (msn 27611) lands at London (Heathrow).
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.