Ethiopian Airlines is ready to take delivery of its 100th aircraft that is a Boeing 787-900 on 5th June.
It is the first African airline to operate a 100-aircraft fleet thereby maintaining its aviation technology leadership role and strengthening its position in all aspects of aviation services on the continent.
Twelde Gebre Mariam who is the Group CEO asserted that it is an immense honour for everyone at Ethiopian to accomplish the milestone of 100 aircraft.
The current milestone marks a continuation of their historical aviation leadership role in Africa and also a testimony of the successful implementation of their fast, profitable as well as sustainable growth plan, Vision 2025.
Ethiopian was the first to avail jet service on the continent back in 1962 and had operated the first African B767 in 1984, the first African B777-200LR in 2010, the first African B787-800 Dreamliner and B777-200 freighter in 2012 and the first African A350 in 2016 and the first African B787-9 aircraft in the year 2017.
Ethiopian operates one of the youngest and most modern 100 aircraft, with an average age of less than five years. Fleet modernisation and expansion is one of the four critical pillars of Vision 2025 strategic roadmap, in support of their fast-expanding network, which has reached over 110 international destinations covering five continents.