Ethiopian Airlines plans to bolster its fleet with jumbo jets

Ethiopian Airlines, one of Africa’s leading airlines, is reportedly considering acquiring new wide-body aircraft to expand its fleet. According to the company’s managing director, Mesfin Tasew, the company is currently evaluating potential orders for popular models such as the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787 and 777x. A decision on this should be made by the end of December 2023.

Ethiopian Airlines has a reputation as one of the most successful and profitable airlines in the region. The company currently operates a fleet of over one hundred aircraft, consisting of both narrowbody and widebody aircraft. However, it is now looking to add more widebody aircraft to its fleet to expand its long-haul capabilities and meet growing international travel demand.

According to Tasew, the Ethiopian carrier is considering several options and carefully weighing the potential benefits of each model. The Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787 and 777x are all very popular and efficient wide-body aircraft that have been adopted by airlines around the world. Each model offers unique features and capabilities that may suit different types of routes and passenger preferences.

The Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787, for example, are both modern, fuel-efficient aircraft designed for long-haul flights. They feature advanced features such as larger windows, improved ventilation systems and quieter engines, making them more comfortable for passengers. The Boeing 777x, on the other hand, is a newer model that offers more seats and a longer range.