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Africaís First, Ethiopian 1st B787 Dreamliner Touches down in Dar es Salaam and Milan

News Release – Ethiopian Airlines
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sept 15, 2012

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Ethiopian Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner touring AfricaEthiopianís 1st Dreamliner flight to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network.

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it’s first Dreamliner, "Africa First", touched down in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on September 11, 2012.

Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Dar Žs Salaam is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Dar es Salaam is a major tourist destination with huge economic significance for Tanzania and part of Ethiopian’s extensive network in Africa. Ethiopian currently has 10 flights a week from Dar es Salaam to Addis Ababa, with connecting services to stations in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the US.

Passengers to Dar es Salaam have enjoyed the ultimate travel experience on-board the Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner ahead of other major destinations in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. The aircraft offers passengers unparalleled comfort with less noise, biggest windows in the sky, higher ceiling, higher humidity and unique lighting.

Towards the end of September 2012, Ethiopian will deploy the Dreamliner on its daily flight to Washington D.C.Africa’s

First, Ethiopian 1st B787 Dreamliner Touches down in Milan
Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it’s first Dreamliner, "Africa First", touched down in Milan, Italy on September09, 2012.

Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner flight to Milan is part of its tour of stations in the Ethiopian network. Milan is a main commercial centre of the country and part of Ethiopian network in Europe. Ethiopian currently has daily flights from Milan to Addis Ababa, with connecting services to stations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Passengers to Milan have enjoyed the ultimate travel experience on-board Ethiopian 1st Dreamliner ahead of other major destinations. The aircraft offers passengers unparalleled comfort with less noise, biggest windows in the sky, higher ceiling, higher humidity and unique lighting.

Towards the end of September 2012, Ethiopian will deploy the Dreamliner on its daily flight to Washington D.C.

About Ethiopian
Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946. With the latest addition of new services to Seychelles, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 65 international destinations spanning four continents.

Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member. The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network offering customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. The Star Alliance network offers more than 21,000 daily flights to 1,290 airports in 189 countries.

Ethiopian is a multi-award winner for its commitment and contributions towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry and in recognition of its distinguished long-haul operations enhanced by the introduction of new routes and products. Recently, Ethiopian won Gold in the African Airline of the Year 2011/2012 Awards organized by the African Aviation News Portal. Ethiopian also received the 2011 AFRAA award for being consistently profitable over the years and has won the "AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2011 Award” for its excellence in air cargo. Ethiopian also won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 and "the Airline of the Year 2009 Award" from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).

With its acquisition of and firm orders for several new modern fleet, the airline is well positioned to pursue aggressively the implementation of its 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Manager PR & Publications
Ethiopian Airlines
Tel: (251-1) 517-84-07
publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com

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