Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter, the carrier becoming the first African airline to operate the type. Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines is leasing its first Boeing 777 Freighter from GE Capital Aviation Services and has five more on order.

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Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, in preparation for flying it on August 16 from Washington Dulles International Airport to Addis Ababa on its first commercial flight.

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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.

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On July 20, Korean Air finalized an order for two Boeing 777-300ERs, taking its order total for the type to 16. On the previous day, Ethiopian Airlines ordered an additional Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner, to add to the carrier’s existing fleet of five 777-200LRs.

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Ethiopian Airlines is launching four-times-weekly, non-stop service from Addis Ababa to Mahé in the Republic of Seychelles on April 1.

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Two of the five fast-turboprop aircraft will be operated by Ethiopian Airlines and three by its affiliate, ASKY Airlines of Togo. The order announced on February 16 will increase the number of Bombardier Q400 NextGen airliners purchased by Ethiopian Airlines to 13.

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Ethiopian Airlines is launching three-times-weekly service from Addis Ababa to Dammam, the capital of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, on February 12.

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Increasing its presence in the Middle East, Ethiopian Airlines has begun three-times-weekly services linking Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa with Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman.

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At a ceremony held at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport on December 13, the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board has welcomed Ethiopian Airlines as the alliance’s third carrier based on the African continent.

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Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement, which will take effect on November 1.

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Boeing values the order is valued at approximately $1.1 billion at list prices. Ethiopian’s order for four Boeing 777 Freighters was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s website.

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Ethiopian Airlines and ET African Journeys are offering a special deal on a deluxe nine-day safari to Tanzania, home of the world-famous Serengeti National Park.

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The Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance has unanimously approved the application of Ethiopian Airlines to join the alliance.

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Ethiopian Airlines confirms it has placed an order valued at $767 million at list prices for 10 Boeing 737-800s. The order previously was listed on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website as being from an unidentified customer.

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Ethiopian Airlines has firmed up a previously signed memorandum of understanding for 12 Airbus A350 XWBs into a firm order, bringing total orders for the A350 XWB family to 505 from 32 customers less than three years after Airbus launched the program.

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Ethiopian Airlines has signed two aircraft deals that together represent the biggest order in its history, and in the process the carrier has become an Airbus customer for the first time.

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