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Ethiopian’s Airbus A350 goes “green” for St. Patrick’s Day

Ethiopian Airlines announced it is part of the annual Global Greening initiative of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2017.

As part of the “Greenification of the World” campaign, launched by the Irish Tourism Board eight years ago, Africa’s first Ethiopian Airbus A350-900 operator joined a string of world landmarks in this campaign, including: New York’s World Trade Center, City Hall and Heron Tower in London, Plaça de Catalunya and the fountains on Gran Via in Barcelona, Pozzo di San Patrizio in Italy, Matsue Castle in Japan and the Diamond Bridge in South Korea.

The Axum Obelisks, symbol of the wealth and civilization of the ancient Ethiopian Axumite Kingdom, were turned green back in 2015. Ethiopian Airlines launched the first and only direct air route linking Africa with Ireland in 2015.

Many famous landmarks throughout the world go green to mark St Patricks Day. This is achieved simply by using green lights to illuminate famous landmarks

This “painting” of a commercial airliner is believed to be a first.

Photo: Ethiopian Airlines via Michael Kelly.

 

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Ethiopian Airlines to expand its Bombardier Q400 fleet

Ethiopian Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) ET-ARM (msn 4472) FAB (Antony J. Best). Image: 924001.

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.

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Ethiopian Airlines upgrades the cabins of its Boeing 777 fleet

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) today issued this statement:

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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.

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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.

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Top Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Ethiopian Airlines). Boeing 777-260 LR ET-ANR (msn 40774) taxies at London (Heathrow).

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Ethiopian today launches a new route to Manila

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.

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Ethiopian Airlines orders six more Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners

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.

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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.

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Ethiopian Airlines spreads it wings to Manila

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.

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Ethiopian Airlines extends its Hong Kong route to Tokyo Narita

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).

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