Africa First, Ethiopian 1st B787 Dreamliner Touches down in Maputo
Ethiopian 1st B787 Dremaliner, dubbed “Africa First” touched down at Maputo International Airport on 2 September 2012.
Ethiopian is the first airline in the world outside Japan to operate the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft. Ethiopian is pleased to introduce the Dreamliner to Maputo, ahead of major destinations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.
Maputo, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, was selected as one the rotating destinations of Ethiopian 1 st Dreamliner, as it is fast becoming a major economic hub in Southern Africa. The city is part of Ethiopian extensive network in Africa and is connected via Addis Ababa to stations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Passengers to Maputo have enjoyed unparalleled on-board comfort of the Dreamliner with much less noise, the biggest windows in the sky, higher humidity and unique lighting.
Starting 20 September 2012, Ethiopian will deploy the Dreamliner on its daily flight to Washington D.C.