Monday, March 16, 2015

The remarkable growth of Ethiopian Airlines - "The New Spirit of Africa”

(Mar 16, 2015, (Daily Nation))--Ethiopian Airlines’ slogan “The New Spirit of Africa” is a clear indication of what it dreams to be in Africa. Ethiopian, which started operating after the Second World War has become the largest airline in Africa in 2013 based on revenue and profit according to IATA.

With a modern fleet consisting of modern Boeing and Bombardier aircraft such as the B737NG, B777, B787 and Q400NG, Ethiopian Airlines is not only profitable, but also one of the most innovative African airlines.

Thanks to its modern fleet, the African airline is expanding its global network, with more routes to Europe, North- and South-America, Asia and the Middle East. Ethiopian’s fleet has already more than doubled in size over the last five years.

Ethiopian Airlines was the first airline in Africa and only the third airline worldwide to receive the ultramodern aircraft of Boeing787 in 2012. By January 2015, Ethiopian Airlines received eleven Dreamliners with two more on order and plans to possibly order more in the near future.

Ethiopian has already become the largest airline in Africa based on fleet size that pledges the flagship carrier to expand its network in 2015, enabling it to widen the gap with other leading African carriers. Ethiopian currently has orders for ‘next generation’ aircraft including 20-30 737 MAX 8s, 14 A350s, three 737-800s, two 787-8s, two 777-300ERs and two 777Fs. Read more from Daily Nation »

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