Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery of Second Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Less than one month after it took delivery Africa’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Ethiopian Airlines has received its second Boeing 787-9 which joined its fleet on 21 November, 2017.
The second 787-9 which is named after the city of London, brings the airline's operating fleet to 95 among which 21 are from the Dreamliner family.
Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of Africa's first Boeing 787-9 on 27 October, 2017 becoming the first airline to operate the type in Africa. Ethiopian also became Africa’s first airline to fly the Boeing 787-8 in 2012.
The Boeing 787-9 is 20 feet or 6 meters longer than the smaller Boeing 787-8 and has more passenger capacity with 315 seats in Ethiopian Airlines configuration.
Since its delivery in October, Africa’s first Ethiopian Boeing 787-9 has made its debut flight to major cities like; Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Kinshasa, Mombasa, Abuja, Madagascar, Dubai and Delhi.
Boeing 787 offers passenger-pleasing features including the biggest window in the sky, high ceiling, lower noise, mood lighting and higher air humidity.