Ethiopian to receive first B777-300ER

Addis Ababa, 29 October 2013 (WIC) - Ethiopian Airlines announced that it will take delivery of the first of its four Boeing 777-300ERs on 7 November 2013, the airline said.

The airline said in a press release posted on its website that the B777-300ER is the largest aircraft in the airline’s fleet with 400 passengers seating capacity.

The aircraft will operate in the airline’s dense routes such as Guangzhou, Washington D.C., Dubai and Luanda. The aircraft is scheduled to serve the Addis Ababa - Luanda route three times a week, as of 10 November 2013, and three times a week on the Addis Ababa - Guangzhou route, as of 15 November 2013.

According to ERTA, Ethiopian CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said “The B777-300 ER will be the biggest aircraft in our fleet.”