Ethiopian Airlines will be the first African airline to receive and operate a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The delivery is scheduled for October 27.  

The new aircraft is the second of the 787 family that the carrier will be receiving. It has the capacity to seat 315 passengers and offers more cargo space compared to the 787-8. 

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, confirmed that the airline will continue investing in cutting-edge aircraft and be a pioneer for aviation technology in Africa as part of their Vision 2025 strategy. Currently the carrier operates 20 787 Dreamliners, delivered back in 2012, along with the A350 aircraft, which makes it one of the few in the world to use these two airplanes.  

Ethiopian Airlines serves more than 100 international destinations in five continents.