By David Cogswell |
Ethiopian Airlines is planning to grow its fleet to 150 airplanes by 2025. The airline now has 76 airplanes in service and has 47 on order.
CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said the airline is now evaluating Boeing 777X, Airbus 350-1000 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft as it prepares to make purchases.
In June the airline ordered six 787-8 Dreamliners worth $1.3 billion in total.
Ethiopian Airlines now has 14 A350-900 aircraft on order from Airbus and is negotiating with the manufacturer to try to push the delivery into the 2016-2017 time frame as opposed to the previously agreed upon 2016-2018.
Source: Travel Pulse
* About Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 90 international destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
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