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Ethiopian Airlines leads African pack

         Date: 2012-05-24

           Tag: African pack, Ethiopian Airlines

Summary: Later this year Ethiopia Airlines will become the first African carrier to operate the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Later this year Ethiopia Airlines will become the first African carrier to operate the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Undoubtedly this is a milestone for the continent as a whole, but touring the US manufacturing giant’s premises in Seattle, airline chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam was keen to emphasise just how far ahead of the chasing pack his carrier is.

“All of Ethiopia is excited about the delivery of our first Dreamliners and the whole country can be proud of being the first in all of Africa to receive this game-changing airplane,” said Gebremariam.

“Taking this step forward before so many other airlines is a true testament to our drive to be the aviation leader in Africa and beyond.”

Ethiopian Airlines

Now one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines made its maiden international flight, to Cairo, in 1946.

Six decades later, with the latest addition of services to Seychelles, Ethiopian provides dependable departures to 65 international destinations spanning four continents.

A Star Alliance member, Ethiopian is also a multi-award winner for its contributions to the development of the African aviation industry.

Looking Forward

Today, Ethiopian Airlines operates at the forefront of technology, and has become one of Ethiopia’s major industries and a veritable institution in Africa.

It commands the lion’s share of the pan-African network, including the daily and double daily east-west flight across the continent.

Tewolde Gebremariam will be offering a glimpse into the secret of this success at the African Hotel Investment Forum, which is scheduled to take place in Nairobi in September this year.


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