Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ethiopian Airlines To Buy 5 More Dreamliner Airplanes from Boeing

December 15, 2011 - CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebre-Mariam, disclosed that in line with the airlines major expansion activities it is talking with Boeing management to purchase 5 787-8 Dreamliners, according to the Reporter.

Ethiopian Airlines ordered 10 Dreamliners in 2005 making it the first amongst African airlines to purchase the latest of Boeing airplanes

On Sunday, December 11, Capitan Desta Zeru took the Dreamliner on an inaugural flight around the city of Addis Ababa twice and landed in Bole international airport in view of a large crowd including representatives of media, Ethiopian Airlines staff and government officials. The celebratory event hosted by Ethiopian Airlines gathered guests together for a press release which was held in the expansive quarters of the Dream Liner where there was a surprise visit by the country's First lady Azeb Mesfin.

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