Ethiopian Airlines orders 20 Boeing aircraft

BY Philip Mwakio
Standard Digital News
September 28,2014

Nairobi; Kenya: Ethiopian Airlines has ordered 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s aircraft estimated to cost more than $2.1 billion (Sh180 billion). The order includes options and purchase rights for a further 15 737 MAX 8s, representing the largest single Boeing order, by number of airplanes, from an African carrier. “The order underlines our commitment to our 15-year strategic plan, ‘Vision 2025’, in which Ethiopian will strive to become the leading airline group in Africa carrying 18 million passengers per annum,” Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Tewolde Gebremariam, said.

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