Ethiopian announces 100th aircraft
Africa's largest aviation group, Ethiopian Airlines, announced today that they will be receiving its 100th aircraft, a 787-900, on June 5. This will make Ethiopian the first African airline to operate a 100-aircraft fleet.
Regarding the landmark occasion, Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said: “It is an immense honor for all of us at Ethiopian to reach the milestone of 100 aircraft. This milestone is a continuation of our historical aviation leadership role in Africa and a testimony of the successful implementation of our fast, profitable and sustainable growth plan, Vision 2025."
He continued: "This 100-fleet milestone, which we have achieved ahead of our Vision 2025 targets, compels us to revise our plans with a view to phase in more aircraft and further expand our network so as to meet the growing travel needs of our continent and support its economic development and integration by facilitating the flow of investment, trade and tourism. We will continue to connect more and more Africans with their fellow citizens of the continent and with their brothers and sisters in the rest of the world to make life better every single day.”