Category Archives: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines lands in Asmara after 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines has made this announcement:

Ethiopian Airlines is very pleased to land in Asmara, in neighboring Eritrea, in VVIP flight led by H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

While we celebrate this beautiful day in history, we wish the best of sustainable peace, friendship and prosperity to both the Eritrean and Ethiopian peoples.

We are looking forward not only to connect Eritrea with Ethiopia but also to connect Eritrea with more than 114 international destinations in 5 continents with modern airplanes.

All photos by Ethiopian Airlines.


Ethiopian Airlines receives Africa’s first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Ethiopian's first MAX 8, delivered on July 1, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines is proud to announce that it has taken delivery of the first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 in Africa.

The pictured MAX 8 was handed over on July 1by Boeing  and arrived in the Continent on July 2, 2018 via a stop in Dublin, Ireland.

The Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 features the new Boeing Sky Interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhance the sense of spaciousness ultimately boosting customers’ experience. The environmentally friendly aircraft has a minimal carbon emission and consumes 15% less fuel than the 737NG.

With this delivery of the new ultra-modern aircraft, Ethiopian’s fleet of Boeing airplanes grows to 73 jets, including the 787 Dreamliner, 777, 737 MAX, 757 and 767.

Boeing issued this statement on July 2, 2018:


Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the first of 30 737 MAX jets for Africa’s largest and fastest-growing commercial airline.

The flag carrier of Ethiopia has long operated the efficient and reliable Boeing 737 airplane. With the MAX, Ethiopian will be able to achieve a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and provide passengers with a more comfortable experience.

The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 4,500 orders to date from 99 customers worldwide.

The 737 MAX families incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, the Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays, and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

In Ethiopian’s configuration, its 737 MAX 8 will seat 160 passengers.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing): Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 ET-AVM (msn 62446) DUB (Greenwing). Image: 942621.

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Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on June 6, 2018, once again leading the way in fleet expansion and modernization in Africa.

As part of Ethiopian Corporate Social Responsibility commitments, the new aircraft has ferried medical equipment from the Seattle-based NGO, Direct Relief, to St Paulos Hospital in Addis Ababa. The shipment includes surgical stools and other medical supplies to be used for both teaching and patient care.

Ethiopian was the first to avail jet service in the continent back in 1962, and operated the first African Boeing 767 in 1984, the first African Boeing 777-200LR in 2010, the first African Boeing 787- 8 Dreamliner and Boeing 777-200 freighter in 2012 and the first African Airbus A350 in 2016 and the first African Boeing 787-9 aircraft in 2017.

Ethiopian now operates one of the youngest and most modern 100 aircraft, with an average age of less than 5 years. Fleet modernization and expansion is one of the four critical pillars of our Vision 2025 strategic roadmap, in support of our fast expanding network, which has now reached over 110 international destinations covering 5 continents.


Ethiopian Airlines to take delivery of its 100th aircraft

1st 787-9, "Beijing", delivered on October 26, 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has announced it will take delivery of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, on June 5, 2018.

Ethiopian has five additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 16 Airbus A350-900s on order (below).

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Ethiopian Airlines): Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ET-AUO (msn 38778) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 941071.

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Ethiopian Airlines to fly to Indonesia

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ASI (msn 38758) CDG (Jacques Guillem). Image: 941971.

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will launch thrice weekly flights to Jakarta, Indonesia as of July 17, 2018 via Bangkok.

With this new serve, Ethiopian will service all 5 of the most populous countries in the world. The schedule of the new service will be as follows:


Flight Number

Effective Date


Depture Airport

Depture Time

Arrival Airport

Arrival Time


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ET 788







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ET 788

Ethiopian will deploy the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the route.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ASI (msn 38758) CDG (Jacques Guillem). Image: 941971.

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Ethiopian Airlines signs purchase agreement for 10 firm Q400 aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) ET-ARM (msn 4472) FAB (SPA). Image: 931591.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced it has concluded a firm order for 10 new Q400 aircraft with Ethiopian Airlines. The order also includes purchase rights for five additional Q400 aircraft.

Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $332 million U.S.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) ET-ARM (msn 4472) FAB (SPA). Image: 931591.

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Ethiopian Airlines widens its African network

Ethiopian Airlines to fly to Delhi, India

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa, has launched three new flights to Kisangani and Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Nosy-Be in Madagascar today, March 27, 2018.

With the launch of the new flights, Ethiopian now serves 58 destinations in Africa and more than 100 destinations globally.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-860 WL ET-AQO (msn 40968) DUB (Greenwing). Image: 929142.

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