Ethiopian Airlines

All Change for Ethiopian’s US Routes

As part of changes to its US network, Ethiopian Airlines will add a new Addis Ababa-Houston/George Bush Intercontinental route from summer 2019. The restructuring, part of the carrier’s Vision 2025 strategic roadmap, also increases frequencies to three destinations. A daily

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Ethiopian Eyes Nigerian Skies

Nigeria’s federal government has dismissed claims Ethiopian Airlines is in pole position to manage the country’s new national carrier. Responding on August 14 to alleged remarks widely reported in the international media from CEO Tewolde Gebremariam that the Addis Ababa-based

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Ethiopian Takes First MAX

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the first of its 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s it has on firm order. The flag carrier’s maiden example, ET-AVM (c/n 62446), departed Seattle on July 1 on its delivery flight to Addis Ababa

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Double Delight for Bombardier

Canadian OEM Bombardier has won orders from two different African customers for Dash 8-Q400 turboprops. African Aero Trading has signed for six examples on behalf of the consortium launching Air Connection Express in Angola.  The new carrier will use the

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Ethiopian Grows Q400 Fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has signed a firm order for ten more Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops, valued at approximately $332m.  The African carrier has also taken purchase rights for five additional examples. “The Bombardier turboprops continue to deliver unmatched performance to our

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Ethiopian Signs for 737 Freighters

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has agreed a deal with GECAS to lease the first two Boeing 737-800SF freighters converted by Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI).  The first airframe is due for delivery in June with the second following next January.

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First 787-9 Delivered to African Carrier

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9.  The aircraft, ET-AUO (c/n 38778), which is being operated under a long-term lease from AerCap, touched down at the carrier’s hub in Addis Ababa on October 27, following a non-stop

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Bumper Deal for Bombardier

Canadian manufacturer Bombardier has received a major boost for its Dash 8-Q400 turboprop after securing a significant commitment from India’s SpiceJet.  The letter of intent, signed at the Paris Air Show, covers up to 50 examples including 25 firm and

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Ethiopian A350 in Service

Ethiopian Airlines’ maiden Airbus A350 XWB entered service on July 2, operating flight ET901 from Addis Ababa to Lagos, Nigeria. The jet, ET-ATQ (c/n 040), was handed over to the airline at a ceremony in Toulouse on June 28 and

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A First for Ethiopian

IN WHAT the airline claims to be the first ever all-women-operated flight, Ethiopian Airlines conducted a service from Addis Ababa to Bangkok in November.

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