10.10.12, 13:58 –A Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) aircraft landed at Ben-Gurion Airport for the first time Tuesday with a commercial Ethiopian Airlines’ flight from Addis Ababa.
The debut flight of Ethiopian Airlines’ Dreamliner from Addis Ababa to Tel Aviv is only expected on October 16, after two delays. The official flight, including a special ceremony, will be held next week.
However, due to operational reasons cited by the company, the plane made its first stop in Israel on Tuesday morning.
The Ethiopian airline, considered one of the fastest growing airlines in Africa, has ordered 10 Dreamliner planes and has so far received two. Its fleet is expected to include five aircraft of this model by the end of 2012, and the remaining five are set to arrive during 2013.
“We’re bringing this plane to Israel as a gesture to our passengers from Israel who have faith in us and fly with us to Ethiopia and other destinations in Africa,” Ethiopian Airlines’ Israel Manager Asrat Begashaw said recently, adding that the plane would be used in flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg and China…Read More>>