The FINANCIAL -- Ethiopian Airlines, which
will be the first airline in the world outside Japan to operate the
Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is pleased to announce rotating destinations,
primarily in Africa, for its 1st Dreamliner.
The 1st Ethiopian Dreamliner will touch down in Addis Ababa at Bole International Airport on 17 August 2012.
The first flight of Ethiopian Dreamliner dubbed “The Dream Tour,” will
be 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.
Thereafter, starting from 19 August 2012, the 1st Ethiopian Dreamliner
will be operating on rotation basis to African destinations such as
Kilimanjaro, Mombassa, Harare, Lusaka, Nairobi, Entebbe, Lagos,
Johannesburg, Abuja, Malabo, Douala, Lomé, Accra, Maputo, Luanda as well
as to Dubai, Mumbai, Rome, London and Frankfurt.
As Ethiopian Airlines reported, passengers from and to the above
destinations will enjoy the first and best possible on-board travel
experience with Ethiopian Dreamliner. Our esteemed customers are
encouraged to book with their local Ethiopian office or travel agency.
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
Once the airline takes delivery of its 2nd Dreamliner, the aircraft will
operate on an assigned scheduled route, which will be announced in near
future. Source: finchannel.com