10 February 2015

Ethiopian Airlines considering 777x and A350-1000 for an up to 20 aircraft order.

Ethiopian Airlines is evaluating the Airbus A350-1000 and the Boeing 777X as it considers further widebody order plans, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam has confirmed to ATW.

Source: Felix Gottwald

“We are evaluating both the Airbus A350-1000 and the Boeing 777X. We have not yet determined the numbers, but we may need up to 20 airplanes,” said Gebremariam.

Source: Airbus

The evaluation started last month and will be finalized after 3 months, several Ethiopian media outlets are reporting.

Source: Lee Halford

In the meantime, the Star Alliance carrier is preparing for A350-900 operations as the entry into service is scheduled for 2016.

Source: Jacob Pfleger

Ethiopian Airlines has 11 Boeing 787s in service and an orderbook of 4 Boeing 777, 2 additional 787 and 12 A350-900.

Based on the article “CEO: Ethiopian Airlines considers Airbus A350-1000, Boeing 777X” published in ATW

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