ET takes delivery of Boeing 737 MAX 8

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Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has announced taking delivery of the largest Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

The B737 MAX 8 features the new Boeing sky interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhance the sense of spaciousness ultimately boosting customers’ experience.

The environmentally friendly aircraft has a minimal carbon emission and consumes 15 per cent less fuel than the 737-NG.


Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tewolde GebreMariam, said it was an immense honour for all at Ethiopian to reach this milestone a few days after commemorating the 100 fleet milestone.

GebreMariam said the latest acquisition was an affirmation of their continuing pioneering role in African aviation and the successful implementation of the fast, profitable and sustainable growth plan, Vision 2025.

He added: “Today, we are glad to include the B737 MAX 8, the latest in Boeing’s single-aisle series, in our young and modern fleet family with an average age of less than five years.

“As a customer-centric airline with a high adaptability to emerging technologies, we have been pioneering Africa’s aviation with latest-technology fleet throughout our 72 years history.

In line with our growth targets under Vision 2025, we will keep on investing in further expansion of our fleet an in acquiring the latest aircraft the industry has to offer.”

With this delivery of the new ultra-modern aircraft, Ethiopian’s fleet of Boeing airplanes grows to 73 jets, including the 787 Dreamliner, 777, 737 MAX, and the 757 and 767.

“Ethiopian Airlines continues to fly at the forefront of Africa’s commercial aviation industry by operating the most advanced airplanes,” said Marty Bentrott, Boeing Sales vice president for Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia & Africa.“

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