Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Africa’s First 78 7 Dreamliner Delivery
- This is the first African carrier to take delivery of the 787 in 2012 and the second country in the world to operate the plane, now operating a fleet of 27 Dreamliners.
- The Dreamliner has an unmatched fuel efficiency
- Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines unveil new design concepts for the Ethiopian Museum of Art and Science
Addis Ababa, 18 October 2022
Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing [NYSE: BA] today celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first 787 Dreamliner delivery to the African carrier. Over the past decade, Ethiopian Airlines has utilized the outstanding capabilities of the 787 to sustainably grow its long-haul network across the world, making its hub in Addis Ababa one of the leading gateways for international travel in Africa. Ethiopian Airlines was the first airline on the continent to take delivery of the 787 and today operates a combined fleet of twenty-seven 787–8s and 787–9s play an integral role in its long–haul fleet.
As part of today’s anniversary celebrations, Boeing also unveiled an exhibition design for educational exhibits in the mobility hall of the Ethiopian Science Museum. The museum will feature permanent exhibits from Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines, including a 787 Dreamliner simulator experience.
“We are glad to mark a decade since we ushered in the first 787 Dreamliner into Africa, building on our pioneering role in African aviation,” said Mesfin Tasew, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO. “The 787 has been instrumental in expanding our long and medium-haul flights and redefining on–board comfort for our passenger’s thanks to its advanced technology and remarkable cabin features.”
Since the delivery of the first 787 in 2011, more than 80 airlines around the world have used the Dreamliner to open more than 335 new non–stop connections around the world. The 787 family, has served on more than 1,900 routes, carrying nearly 700 million passengers on more than 3.3 million flights.Ethiopia’s national airline is Ethiopia’s flag carrier. For starters, over the last seventy years, Ethiopian Carriers has risen to become one of the continent’s leading airlines. It is unrivalled in Africa when it comes to efficiency and operational success. It has made money for almost the entire time it has been in business. The airline has also become one of Ethiopia’s most important industries, operating at the forefront of technological advancements. It is regarded as a trustworthy institution in Africa as well. It also has a large chunk of the pan-African network under its control. This includes all east-west flights on the continent, both daily and twice daily. Ethiopian Airlines flies to a total of 100 international destinations as well as 21 domestic destinations. The Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is the major hub for Ethiopian Airlines. It is also one of the largest airports in Africa. On January 21, 2003, the ultra-modern airport terminal was. This spacious terminal handles all international flights with its 21st-century facilities. Lastly, Addis Ababa Airport is the busiest airport in East Africa. It has the capacity of providing world-class passenger and cargo services to more than 22 million international and domestic passengers each year.]]>