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Ethiopian Airlines to fly B787 Dreamliner to Heathrow

31st August 2012 Print

Ethiopian Airlines, the first airline in the world outside Japan to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, has announced that it will fly its Dreamliner to London Heathrow on 17th of September 2012 as a scheduled flight between Addis Ababa/Heathrow/Addis Ababa.

The 1st Ethiopian Dreamliner landed on African Soil touching down at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on August 17, 2012. The next day Ethiopian started flying its Dreamliner to African destination with the first flight of Ethiopian Dreamliner dubbed "The Dream Tour," on August 18, 2012, with a sightseeing flight to Mount Kilimanjaro for around 270 invited guests, consisting of Ministers, Ambassadors, other VIPs, Ethiopian ShebaMiles Gold Members and media.

As part of its flight to rotating African destinations, Ethiopian Dreamliner will also fly to destinations such as Kilimanjaro, Mombasa, Harare, Lusaka, Nairobi, Entebbe, Lagos, Johannesburg, Abuja, Malabo, Douala, Lomé, Accra, Maputo, and Luanda.

Passengers from and to the above destinations will enjoy the first and best possible on-board travel experience with Ethiopian Dreamliner. Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline in Africa, encourages its esteemed customers to book with their local Ethiopian office or travel agency to be part of this experience.

Mr Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian, said, "Ethiopian Airlines is a truly indigenous African airline, which has been pioneering the African aviation for the last 67 years and it is only natural for us to deploy our first B787 in Africa. In affirmation of its commitment as Africa's flagship carrier, we are naming our 1st B787 Dreamliner as "Africa First" ".

Once Ethiopian takes delivery of its 2nd Dreamliner, the aircraft will operate on an assigned scheduled route, which will be announced in near future.

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