By Chinyere Ogbonna – Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has announced plans to bring its newest plane tagged the Big Brother to Abuja today. The B787-9 is part of its commitment to deliver exceptional level of service to the African market by operating the latest technologically advanced aircraft in the aviation market.
Passengers have enjoyed the unique on-board features of this latest technology aircraft such as on-board comfort, thanks to their unique features such as the biggest windows in the sky, high ceiling, less noise, distinctive lighting, and higher air humidity.
Ethiopian Airlines has always serviced Abuja with its newest Aircraft. It brought the Dreamliner B787 to Abuja in 2012 and Reopened the Abuja Airport this year with the A350 when the Airport was reopened after 6 weeks’ closure.
Ethiopian Airlines has been operating into Nigeria since 1960 and currently flies to 5 cities in Nigeria. It was the only international Airline that flew to Kaduna Airport when Abuja Airport was shut down for repairs.
Ethiopian becomes the first carrier in Africa to operate the 787-9 and extends a tradition of setting aviation milestones. Ethiopian became Africa’s first carrier to fly the 787-8 in 2012, and similarly introduced the 777-200LR (Longer Range), 777-300ER (Extended Range) and 777 Freighter.
The 787 Dreamliner is the most innovative and efficient airplane family flying today. Since 2011, more than 600 Dreamliners have entered commercial services, flying almost 200 million people on more than 560 unique routes around the globe, saving an estimated 19 billion pounds of fuel.
This comes as ET announced that it will add a 6th weekly service to and from Yaoundé & Libreville effective November 3, 2017.