With the delivery of its first 777-200LR in November 2010, Ethiopian will be the first airline in Africa to operate the world’s most technologically advanced, and longest-range airplane in the world, further reaffirming its leading position on the continent. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates an all-Boeing fleet, including the 737, 757, 767, MD11 Freighter and one 747 Cargo aircraft. In addition, Ethiopian Airlines was the first airline in Africa to order the 787 Dreamliner. Ethiopian’s vision of the future includes five 777-200LRs and ten 787s, as well as 12 Airbus 350s, all of which will significantly enhance its network expansion and generate more revenue.
The 777-200LR entered service in March 2006, and has the capability to connect virtually any two cities in the world nonstop. It carries more passengers and more revenue cargo farther than any other jetliner. The 777-200LR will enable Ethiopian Airlines to connect Addis Ababa to the U.S. and to more destinations in Asia—nonstop. The 777-200LR can carry a full cargo load on routes where other airplanes are limited. This will give Ethiopian the capability to carry the same number of passengers farther, and with additional revenue-generating cargo. Ethiopian’s 777-200LRs are configured to carry a total of 321 passengers—34 in Business Class, and 287 in Economy.
Source (Ethiopian Airlines News)