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]
Ethiopian to receive first 777-300ER on 07-Nov-2013, to be deployed on dense international routes
You may also be interested in the following articles...
Global Fleet Outlook: Deliveries peak, as order highs decline.
Airlines are set to add more new aircraft than ever before in 2017. After years of record ordering and building backlogs, aircraft manufacturers are making good on their promises to ramp up production. The industry is enjoying record levels of growth and profitability; with solid passenger market fundamentals, and both airlines and leasing companies having access to ready liquidity, cheap debt and plentiful equity capital, making financing fleet orders easier than at any time before the global financial crisis.
"A truly remarkable lineup of airlines"; over 50 executives at CAPA's Airline Fleet & Finance Summit
CAPA’s Airline Fleet & Finance Summit will be attended by "A truly remarkable lineup of airlines" from all continents of the globe, represented by their senior finance officers.
First time attendees at the event include Air Tahiti, euroAtlantic Airways, Pakistan International Airlines, Saudia, TAAG and start-up flymojo.
They are joined by AirAsia's Group Head of Strategy, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer of Asia Aviation Capital Limited, the Vice President, Fleet & Corporate Finance of Allegiant, Cebu Pacific's Director, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations, China Eastern's General Manager of CEA International Financial Leasing Corporation Limited, KLM's Director Group Treasury, Malaysia Airlines' Group CEO, Finnair's CFO, IndiGo's Director - Aircraft Acquisition and Financing and many others.
Together with 15 stand-alone presentations from airline CFO/treasury/finance heads outlining their fleet and financing plans + over 50 airline representatives attending the unique CAPA Fleet Marketplace – the CAPA Airline Fleet & Finance Summit (2/3-Mar, Singapore) at Capella Sentosa is not to be missed.