Ethiopia: ‘Vision 2025’, the leading airline in Africa carrying 18 million passengers

Addis Ababa (HAN) September 23, 2014 – International aviation and Tourism news. The American erospace innovation Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines have announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s.

“This historic order for Boeing and our partner Ethiopian once again positions the carrier at the heart of African aerospace innovation with the acquisition of the 737 MAX,” said Van Rex Gallard, vice president of sales for Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is worth more than $2.1 billion at list prices and also includes options and purchase rights for a further 15 737 MAX 8s.

The order represents the largest single Boeing order by number of airplanes from an African carrier.

“Throughout the years, Ethiopian has consistently led the way in introducing new airplane types to passengers across Africa. Today’s record order signals its commitment to continue that tradition.”

“Today’s order underlines our commitment to our 15-year strategic plan, ‘Vision 2025’, in which Ethiopian will strive to become the leading airline group in Africa carrying 18 million passengers per annum,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, chief executive, Ethiopian Airlines.

“The 737 MAX will form a key component of that strategic vision, enhancing our single-aisle fleet and keeping us at the forefront of African aviation.”

The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

The 737 MAX will be 14 per cent more fuel-efficient than today’s most efficient Next-Generation 737s – and 20 per cent better than the original Next-Generation 737s when they first entered service.

The 737 MAX has a total of 2,294 orders from 47 customers worldwide. Sources:  The Boeing Orders & Deliveries news desk.


 Photo: Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines stated that the Ethiopian Air Lines has been the pride of all Ethiopians. The Ethiopian Airlines is one of the best Air Lines in the world

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