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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


ET 0628








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ET 788







ET 788


ET 0629







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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Ethiopian, ASKY sign agreement for strategic partnership with Guinea Airlines

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2009

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has signed an agreement with Guinea Airlines, for strategic partnership in management, maintenance and training, on January 30, 2018 at Ethiopian headquarters.

This is a trilateral partnership with Guinea, ASKY Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines with a view to fill the air connectivity vacuum in domestic Guinea market and between the Mano River countries.

Copyright Photo: ASky Airlines under the agreement is likely to operate Bombardier Q400s for Guinea Airlines. ASky Airlines (Togo) (Ethiopian Airlines) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) ET-AQD (msn 4427) STN (Antony J. Best). Image: 910083.

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Ethiopian Airlines is coming to Chicago in June

Named "Walia Ibex"

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) will launch a new route linking Addis Ababa with Chicago (O’Hare) starting on June 9, 2018. The new route will operate three days a week with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

On February 5, 2018, airline confirmed the new service with this announcement:

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest Aviation Holding Company in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it will commence nonstop flight from Addis Ababa to Chicago (O’Hare) effective as of June 9, 2018.

Fleet Effective Date Frequency Departing Airport Departing Time Arriving Airport Arriving Time Fleet
ET  0510 9-Jun-18 Tue, Thu, Sat Addis Ababa 22:15 Dublin 4:25 ET  788
ET 0510  10-Jun-18  Wed, Fri, Sun Dublin 5:25 Chicago 7:55 ET  788
ET  0511 10-Jun-18 Wed, Fri, Sun Chicago 9:55 Addis Ababa 7:40 ET  788

West Bound, Passengers from the entire continent of Africa will connect to Chicago and beyond through our Addis Ababa hub in the late evenings; likewise, East bound travelers from the USA will also connect to all over Africa in the morning through Addis. In both cases, the connectivity is designed in such a way that we are able to avail one of the shortest total travel times for our customers.

The route will be operated with a Boeing 787.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOT (msn 34748) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940816.

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