28-Oct-2013 3:27 PM

Ethiopian to receive first 777-300ER on 07-Nov-2013, to be deployed on dense international routes

Ethiopian Airlines stated (24-Oct-2013) it would take delivery of the first of its four Boeing 777-300ERs on 07-Nov-2013. The 777-300ER is the largest aircraft in the airline’s fleet with 400 passengers seating capacity. The 777-300ER will operate in its dense routes such as Guangzhou, Washington DC, Dubai and Luanda. The aircraft is scheduled to serve the Addis Ababa-Luanda route three times weekly from 10-Nov-2013 and three times weekly on Addis Ababa-Guangzhou route, as of 15-Nov-2013. CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said: "The B777-300 ER 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 B777-300 ERs will give our passengers exceptional on-board comfort and enhanced travel experience with its spacious cabin interior, high ceiling, advanced in-flight 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." [more - original PR]

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