Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines says it was the first airline in Africa to operate jet services and that it will once again make history...

Ethiopian Airlines will operate its first Boeing 787 service from Washington Dulles International Airport to Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport on Thursday, August 16.

Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines says it was the first airline in Africa to operate jet services and that it will once again make history by being the first airline in Africa to operate the Boeing 787.


In early 2005 Ethiopian Airlines became the first carrier in Africa to order the Boeing 787, placing a first order for five Boeing 787-8s and a follow-on order for five, as well as optioning two more

According to Ethiopian Airlines, a few seats were still available on the first flight as of August 7, so the airline was encouraging travelers to book their seats quickly.

For travelers unable to make the inaugural flight on the 787, scheduled, non-stop flights between Washington Dulles International Airport and Addis Ababa will begin in the fall of 2012.

To book a ticket on the inaugural Dreamliner flight from Washington Dulles to Addis Ababa on August 16, or to schedule a flight on the 787 starting this fall, travelers should visit www.seeyouinethiopia.com or call 1-800-455-2733.

“Ethiopian Airlines was the first African carrier to order the 787 in early 2005 and we are excited to see our planning to fruition with the official launch this month,” says Kagnew Asfaw, Director of Sales & Services for the Americas.

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