Boeing 777- 200LR (Long Range) Worldliner in Seattle, Washington, as it aims to expand its network by opening more direct long range routes.
The airliner, which is the first to own and operate the 777- 200LR in Africa,
says the aircraft carries more passengers and cargos farther than any
other jetliner in the world and is capable of connecting any two cities
without having to break flight.
“The 777-200LR’s performance and range has allowed us to open direct
routes from Washington D.C to Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa to Beijing,
Toronto to Addis Ababa, as well as other long range routes.” said
Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethopian Airlines.
“In line with our Vision 2025, we plan to provide more and more
non-stop long haul flights to connect east, west, north and south, using
the strategic location of our Addis Ababa hub.” He continued.
“As we expand to South America and Far East Asia, this additional
B777-200LR will let us take full advantage of the performance and
economics of this great airplane.”
Ethiopian, the country’s flag carrier, says it operates the youngest
and most modern fleets with an average age of seven years, reaching over
75 destinations across 5 continents.