Ethiopian Set to Receive Africa's First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Leading the way once again, Ethiopian Airlines will become the first in the continent to receive and operate the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on October 27, 2017.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the technologically advanced, ultra-comfortable, fuel-efficient and environment-friendly 787 family that Ethiopian will be receiving.
Ethiopian was the first in the world outside Japan to receive and operate the 787-8 back in August 2012.
Both the 787-8 and 787-9 offer superior and unmatched on-board comfort thanks to their unique features such as the biggest windows in the sky, high ceiling, less noise, distinctive lighting, higher air humidity as well as 20 percent less fuel.
The Boeing 787-9 is 20 feet or 6 meters longer than the Boeing 787-8 and has more passenger capacity with 315 seats and more cargo space.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is Ethiopian Airlines' core fleet with 20 aircraft in service already. Ethiopian also operates the latest aircraft from airbus, the A350-900, making it one of the few airlines in the world to simultaneously operate the Boeing 787 and the A350.
The Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 are the worlds latest next generation and cutting edge airplanes with enough range to fly between most airports in the world while offering customers unmatched on-board comfort.