Ethiopian Airlines Goes All Boeing 787 on Johannesburg Route
Ethiopian Airlines will deploy the ultra modern Boeing 787 to all its three daily flights between Addis Ababa and Johannesburg with effect from 29 March, 2020. According to routesonline, the East African carrier plans to operate Boeing 787-8 twice a day, and Boeing 787-9 once daily, instead of 1 daily each Boeing 737-800/787-8 and Airbus A350-900XWB. From Addis Ababa, Flight ET809, which leaves by 8:40 am, will be operated by a Boeing 787-9. While both Flights ET849 (departing at 15:30) and ET859 (departing at 23:30) will be operated by a Boeing 787-8. From Johannesburg, both Flights ET848 (departing at 8:20) and ET858 (departing at 23:00) will be operated by 787-8. Flight ET808 departing at 14:10 will be operated by a Boeing 787-9. Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8s have a total of 270 seats including 24 in Business class (Cloud 9) and 246 in the Economy class. The bigger Boeing 787-9s have a total 315 seats across two classes.
The Boeing 787 is an ultramodern airliner offering passenger-pleasing features including the biggest window in the sky, high ceiling, lower cabin noise, mood lighting and higher air humidity.