Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has received its ninth 787 Dreamliner, dubbed “Great Wall of China”, on 3 August 2014.
Ethiopian, an aircraft technology leader in Africa, was the first outside Japan to receive the ultramodern aircraft back in August 2012 and currently operates the largest 787 fleet in the continent.
“For almost seven decades, Ethiopian has been playing a pioneering role in African aviation by providing its esteemed customers the most technologically advanced aircraft the industry has to offer. The 787 is our core fleet on our fast expanding mid and long range routes. In China alone, we operate this aircraft in our daily flights to Beijing in combination with the 777, Shanghai and now to Hong Kong with the delivery of this 9th 787”.
“In addition to China, Ethiopian 787 flies to India, Europe, the US, Brazil and Africa. Going forward, we will continue to expand our 787 destinations with the aim of providing to our esteemed customers the ultimate on-board comfort”, said Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group.
Ethiopian is a Pan-African global carrier with the youngest fleet in the continent with an average age of less than 7 years and currently serves 82 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily departures.