Ethiopian Airlines sets African record as it prepares to take delivery of its 100th aircraft

It will be the first time an African national carrier is reaching the feat.


Africa’s largest Aviation group, Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will take delivery of its 100th aircraft in the first week of June.

In a press release of May 23, 2018; Ethiopian said it was: “pleased to announce that it will take delivery on 5 June 2018 of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787-900, the first for an African airline to operate 100 aircraft fleet in the history of the continent.

It stressed that with that feat, the airline will maintain: “… its pioneering aviation technology leadership role and ascertaining its leadership position in all aspects of Aviation Services in the continent.”

Ethiopian airline operates a mix of state-of-the-art aircraft with an average fleet age of five years. It currently has 5 more Boeing 787-900 and 16 Airbus A350 airplanes on order, among others.

They became the first African Airline and second only to Japan to operate the B787 Dreamliner in 2012 and the first carrier in Africa to usher with the Airbus A350 XWB in 2016.

They currently hold stakes in a number of national carriers across Africa and have repeatedly posted profits unlike other carriers that have been mired in losses and in need of state reboot.

Their routes span across the world and they continue to stretch their tentacles across the globe. With over seven decades of operation under their belt, Ethiopian commands the biggest share of pan-African passenger and cargo network.

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