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Old February 4th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #81
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As I said earlier .... Khartoum need a International Standard New Airport as soon as possible ......
+1 lets hope so
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Old February 8th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #82
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Ethiopian Airlines Splits Rome & Stockholm Service from mid-June 2012


Ethiopian Airlines starting 15JUN12 is splitting operating on Addis Ababa –

Rome – Stockholm service.

The Star Alliance will be operating Daily Addis Ababa – Rome with Boeing

767-300ER (plus additional 1 weekly flight continuing to London on

northbound), and 5 weekly Addis Ababa – Stockholm with Boeing 757-

200. Stockholm operation will reduce from Daily to 5 weekly.

Schedule:

Addis Ababa – Rome

ET702 ADD0830 – 1400FCO 763 D

ET703 FCO1450 – 2145ADD 763 D

Addis Ababa – Stockholm

ET714 ADD2355 – 0630+1ARN 757 x25

ET715 ARN2100 – 0640+1ADD 757 x36
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Old February 20th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #83
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ET have released schedules for 787 service, seems Johannesburg (JNB) will be inaugural destination, followed by Dubai the same evening.


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Ethiopian Airlines to Start Boeing 787 Service from June 2012: Routes as of 19FEB12

Update at 0845GMT 19FEB12

As per 19FEB12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Ethiopian Airlines is set to introduce Boeing 787 aircraft starting mid-June 2012. ET’s Boeing 787 seats 270, including 24 Cloud 9 Business Class and 246 Economy Class.

Planned Boeing 787 operation as follows. Although routes mentioned below are now opened for reservation, there is a chance for 787 inaugural date to be altered pending on delivery time frame.



Addis Ababa – Dubai eff 15JUN12 ET600/601 operates with 787, replaces 767/77L (EXCEPT 16AUG12 – 15SEP12)
ET600 ADD2215 – 0300+1DXB 787 D
ET601 DXB0435 – 0740ADD 787 D eff 16JUN12

Addis Ababa – Johannesburg eff 15JUN12 Daily 787 service replaces Boeing 767
ET809 ADD0850 – 1330JNB 787 D
ET808 JNB1420 – 2050ADD 787 D

Addis Ababa – Guangzhou eff 15AUG12 Daily nonstop flight replacing Boeing 767 via Bangkok
ET606 ADD0030 – 1515CAN 787 D
ET607 CAN2300 – 0600+1ADD 787 D

Addis Ababa – Harare eff 18SEP12 Service operates Day x246, replacing 767-300 (Day 246 with 737-800; this route from 16SEP12 operates nonstop in both direction)
ET873 ADD0920 – 1245HRE 787 x246
ET872 HRE1440 – 1955ADD 787 x246

Addis Ababa – Lusaka eff 18SEP12 Service operates on Day 246, replacing 767 (this route from 16SEP12 to operate nonstop in both direction)
ET883 ADD0910 – 1215LUN 787 246
ET882 LUN1500 – 2005ADD 787 246
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Old February 21st, 2012, 02:20 PM   #84
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Thanks for the news man why are they opened Lusaka and Harare instead of.very important routes like Washington
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:21 AM   #85
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they already fly to Washington-Dulles, on their 777-200LR.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 01:20 PM   #86
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they already fly to Washington-Dulles, on their 777-200LR.
I know but i mean Lusaka and Harare should be replaced with B777 instead of the B787
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 06:34 AM   #87
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I know but i mean Lusaka and Harare should be replaced with B777 instead of the B787
I guess because they want to fly from DC to Addis nonstop and the 777-200LR(means long range) can handle the 12 hour flight than the 787.But with the new technology the 787 Dreamliner aquire and with the fuel it saves ,they should find some way to fly it to the US.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 09:09 AM   #88
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Ethiopian Airlines to deal with export agencies to finance the twelve A350 XWBs it orders from Airbus

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Monday, 05 March 2012



Ethiopian Airlines will solicit deals with foreign export agencies to finance the purchase of twelve Airbus A350-XWBs aircraft.
Ethiopian signed a contract for the purchase of the twelve Airbus A350-XWBs aircraft in November 2009 and deliveries of the aircraft are expected to commence by 2017.
Wogayehu Terefe, Ethiopian Manager of Public Relations and Publications, says Ethiopian has already made an initial payment for the airplanes. “We paid the initial amount and we are planning to involve export agencies for the financing,” Wogayehu told Capital on Thursday.
Wogayehu says the A350 financing starts in 2015 and Ethiopian expects to receive the first aircraft by 2017.
The aircraft maker Airbus says the production of its latest creation A350 XWB is on track and will be delivered to Ethiopian on schedule by 2017. “At this time, Airbus has every reason to believe that it will deliver Ethiopian Airlines’ A350XWBs on schedule from 2017,” Linden Birns, Spokesman for Airbus, Sub-Sahara Africa, told Capital.
“The A350 XWB brings together the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies to provide a 25 percent step-change in fuel efficiency compared with the Boeing 777, and six percent better compared with the 787,” said Alan Pardoe, Airbus Head of Marketing Communications, in February in Addis Ababa when he outlined the manufacture’s forecast for Africa.
Involving foreign export agencies to finance purchase of new planes has been employed by Ethiopian in recent deals with aircraft manufactures.
In August 2010 Ethiopian and the Export-Import Bank of the United States have signed an agreement worth over 1.6 billion dollars to support the financing of five Boeing 777-200LR and ten Boeing 787-8 aircraft and General Electric spare engines.
In March 2011 the African Development Bank approved a second corporate loan of 40 million dollars to Ethiopian as an additional funding for partial financing of the purchased five Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Earlier the flag carrier secured funding from Citibank N.A., African Finance Corporation and Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank.
Ethiopian has received all the five triple sevens while it expects the first of the ten Dreamliners by June.
Though Ethiopian has long sustained strong ties with American financers as it mainly operated Boeing made planes, the arrival of A350 XWB, which will be the first Airbus made aircraft to be acquired by Ethiopian, is expected to attract European financers.

Ethiopian and the Agence Francaise de Developement (AFD) have already signed a loan agreement of 30 Million Euros aimed at financing the expansion and upgrading of the Ethiopian Airlines training academy.
The agreement covers a 15 year term loan, part of which is concessional, according to Ethiopian.
The AFD office has moved since 2007, from Djibouti to Addis to become a regional office for Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea.


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Old March 8th, 2012, 07:08 AM   #90
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Old April 7th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #91
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Thanks LG

Ethiopian Airlines to acquire 15 aircrafts from Boeing and Bomardier this year

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Ethiopian to acquire 15 new aircraft Buys Q400 simulator .

Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:03 By KALEYESUS BEKELE


In an exclusive interview with The Reporter, TewoldeGebremariam, Ethiopian CEO, said the airline would acquire four Boeing787 Dreamliner jetliners, four Boeing737-800, five BombardierQ400 and two Boeing777 freighters. Ethiopian placed ten firm orders for Dreamliner aircraft valued at 1.5 billion dollars in 2005. The aircraft were supposed to be delivered to Ethiopian in 2008-2010. However, for various reasons. Boeing has been compensating Ethiopian for the costs the airline incurred due to the delay in delivery. Now executives of Boeing say they would deliver the first two Dreamlinners in July or August. “They are saying they would delivery in July or August. They did not decide,” Tewolde said.

Despite the escalating fuel price that created a havoc in the global airline industry Ethiopian is still making a profit. “The fuel price hike is affecting our profitability. But still we are profitable. Of course, the profit will be less but we will make profit. We are acquiring all these new aircraft because we still have a storng financial status. If you do not have a strong financial position, financiers will not give you loans. Ethiopian still has a strong financial position. That is why it is able to acquire all these aircraft. Our financiers rely on us because they know that we have a strong financial status. They know that we are strong so they trust us,” Tewolde said.

Ethiopian has 48 aircraft comprising Boeing767, 757, 737, 747, MD11, and Q400. Ethiopian ordered 12Airbus A350.

In a related news Ethiopian has bought a Bombardier Q400 simulator at a cost of 15 million dollars from the Canadian aircraft manufacturer. Tewolde said Ethiopian made several agreements with Bombardier. “We agreed to be Bombardier parts distributor in Africa. We agreed to be a certified Bombardier MRO (maintenance repair and overhaul) center. There are Q400,300,200 and 100 aircraft. We will repair these aircraft. We will also train pilots on these aircraft,” Tewolde said.

The CEO denied the report that claims that his management was compelling its employees to contribute to the airline and work on day-offs as part of the management’s cost reduction strategy. “We did not force anyone. It is the employees by themselves who are working on their day-off without overtime payment. The pilots and the flight attendants contribute one dollar from their per diem. This has been done on their own initiative. We did not impose anything on .


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Ethiopian Airlines acquires second B737-800 sky interior

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Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:22 By KALEYESUS BEKELE

- To train 160 pilots on Dreamliner aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines yesterday announced that is had received the second next-generation Boeing 737-800 Sky Interior Aircraft. The airline placed a firm order for 10 of its kind back in December 2009. “As a customer focused airline, we are largely investing on the modernization of our fleet. The new 737-800 Sky Interior aircraft is built with 21st century technology to provide our customers with comfort and style to make air travel an unforgettable experience” said Mr. Tewolde Gebre-Mariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

The new Sky Interior 737-800NG offers several unique features including larger overhead bins. The innovative design allows the bins to hold 48 more bags than the standard overhead bins. Sculpted sidewalls, it provides customers with a feeling of spaciousness while the updated window makes the windows appear larger.

In addition, brighter and longer-lasting LED lighting systems are installed in the aircraft. These are programmed to create the desired effects during flight times, such as a soft blue sky overhead. The cove lighting provides a welcoming feel for customers as they board the aircraft. Intuitive placement of switches and call buttons and speakers above every row of seats to improve sound quality are additional features that enhance the customer’s experience.

The new 737-800 Sky Interior will initially be deployed on Ethiopian flights to the East African tourist destinations such as Mombasa, Nairobi, Dar-Es-Salam as well as Seychelles during day time and to Dubai, Kuwait, Delhi and Bombay at night.


Ethiopian Airlines is the first carrier in Africa to purchase state-of-the art Boeing 777-200LR with five of its kind in the fleet. The Airline will also receive Africa’s first 787 Dreamliner in summer 2012. Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the most technologically advanced airplane with less fuel consumption and carbon emissions compared to other similar sized airplanes.

Ethiopian Airlines, the first African airline to operate the 787, has trained eight pilots on the 787 Dreamliner at the Boeing Flight Services campus located at Gatwick, London. Additional batches of trainees are conducting 787 training in the same facility. Ethiopian will train a total of 160 pilots on the Dreamliner out of which 80 are captains and 80 are first officers.

Boeing has been granted approval by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide flight training for pilots preparing to operate the new Boeing 787. With 787 training, pilots can transition to the new airplane in five to 20 days, depending on previous pilot experience. Boeing 777 pilots can qualify to fly the 787 in as little as five days, given the high level of commonality between the two airplane types.

“This is an important milestone in the history of Ethiopian Airlines,” said Captain Desta Zeru, senior vice president of Flight Operations for Ethiopian Airlines. “Our pilots are now qualified as the first African pilots to fly the 787.

"We are proud to support Ethiopian Airlines as they grow their business with the 787 Dreamliner," said Roei Ganzarski, chief customer officer, Boeing Flight Services. "World class training for a world class airplane is part of the Boeing Edge we work hard to provide to our customers."

The Boeing 787 flight training program uses an innovative suite of training devices including a full-flight simulator, flight training device and desktop simulation station to ensure that pilots are ready to fly the Dreamliner.



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ET have announced Toronto ("Coming Soon") on their website!

http://www.flyethiopian.com/en/default.aspx
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Old May 15th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #94
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Wow that's great it would be a great move I believe it's going to be the first airlines in Africa entering the Canadian market ?
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Wow that's great it would be a great move I believe it's going to be the first airlines in Africa entering the Canadian market ?
Nah, the first African airline in Ontario. In Monteal, we already have a few African airlines.

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Wow that's great it would be a great move I believe it's going to be the first airlines in Africa entering the Canadian market ?
YU-AMC is correct...this will be the first African airline for Toronto (YYZ), Canada's largest city....Montreal (YUL) has two north African carriers - Algerian and Royal Air Maroc, who service the large French-speaking north African community there...

Definitely great news for Toronto, and for ET!
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doesnt EgyptAir fly to YYZ? Or are they planning to?
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doesnt EgyptAir fly to YYZ? Or are they planning to?
They were planning to start last year, but got derailed by the 'arab spring'...

They probably won't launch any new routes until the situation at home stabilizes...
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Ah, makes sense.
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Yeah I bet ET is a shocker because we have been counting on EgyptAir as more realistic outcome.
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