Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) will take delivery of its first Boeing 777-300 ER on November 7. Boeing 777-36N ER ET-APX (msn 42101) is the first of four and is currently being painted for the handover.
The new 777-300 ER will operate on Ethiopian’s dense routes such as from Addis Ababa to Guangzhou (China), Washington (Dulles) D.C., Dubai and Luanda. The aircraft is scheduled to serve the Addis Ababa – Luanda route three times a week, as of November 10, 2013, and three times a week on the Addis Ababa – Guangzhou route starting on November 15, 2013.
In other news, Ethiopian will extend its system to Singapore on December 3, 2013 with three weekly flights. The new flights to Singapore will be operated with Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 24 seats in Ethiopian Cloud Nine Business Class and 211 seats in Economy class.
Emirates Airlines (Dubai) today officially announced an order for 30 additional Boeing 777-300 ERs (Extended Range) at the 2010 Farnborough International Air Show. Eighteen of these were previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.
Copyright Photo: TMK Photography. Boeing 777-36N ER A6-ECO (msn 37706) is pictured at Toronto (Pearson).