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Ethiopian Airlines Acquires First B777-300ER

Ethiopian Airlines Acquires First B777-300ER

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing African airline, took delivery of the first of its four Boeing 777-300ERs on 7th November 2013. The B777-300ER is the largest aircraft in the airline’s fleet with a 400-passengers seating capacity. Unknown

Ethiopian’s B777-300ER will operate in its dense routes such as Guangzhou, Washington DC, Dubai and Luanda. The aircraft is serving the Addis Ababa – Luanda route three times a week, as of 10th November 2013, and will operate three times a week on the Addis Ababa – Guangzhou route, as of 15th November 2013.

Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive, said: “The B777-300ER will be the biggest aircraft in our fleet. Its introduction marks another big milestone in the history of the airline, which has always been and remains an aviation technology leader in Africa. Ethiopian B777-300ERs will give our passengers exceptional onboard comfort and enhanced travel experience with its spacious cabin interior, high ceiling, advanced inflight entertainment system, increased stowage capability and additional cargo uplift flexibility. With its long range capability and fuel efficiency, the aircraft will be instrumental in supporting our fast growth in our non-stop long-haul routes in China and the Americas.”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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