Ethiopian Airlines becomes the first African airline, and second worldwide outside of Japan, to receive the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
The Dreamliner is part of Ethiopian’s commitment to deliver services to the African market using the latest technologically advanced aircraft.
“We celebrate yet another first with the cutting-edge 787-9 joining our growing fleet. Today, the 787 is the core of our fleet with 20 aircraft in service. We will continue to invest in the most advanced aircraft to give our customers the best possible travel experience. This new aircraft will complement Ethiopian’s existing fleet of 787-8 aircraft,” Tewolde GebreMariam, the group chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines, said.
Ethiopian Airline’s main competitor, Kenya Airways, has also silently introduced the Dreamliner 787-8 to the Nairobi-Lagos leg, a prime route that has consistently delivered results within its regional network.
Recently RwandAir has also ramped up its game by starting direct flights from Kigali to Brussels, addressing the Schengen visa challenges some of its passenger were facing via its London connection route. The airline will now operate three weekly flights on this new route using its recently acquired Airbus A330 fleet.