Africa’s first Ethiopian B787-9 lands in Zanzibar
Africa’s first Ethiopian B787-9 has landed at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar.
Ethiopian Airlines has deployed this state-of-the-art fleet to Zanzibar as part of its commitment to serve Africa, its home market, with the most advanced and latest technology aircraft the industry has to offer.
With its commercial tagline of Bringing Africa Together and Beyond, Ethiopian Airlines has been at the forefront in connecting African countries through its efficient global network; thereby enhancing regional integration, social and commercial cooperation among African states.
The airline’s service to Zanzibar is set to contribute to easy movement of tourists to/from the city. Currently, Ethiopian Airlines is operating daily to Zanzibar via Kilimanjaro. As of December 2017, Ethiopian will commence thrice weekly direct flight; every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services.