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Ethiopian Airlines buys six more Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes

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PlaneEthiopian Airlines says it has bought six additional Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes from the manufacturers, a joint press release by Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines copied to ghanabusinessnews.com has said.

According to the release, the decision to purchase the equipment was based on the airlines’ ongoing fleet modernization strategy to operate state-of-the-art and technologically advanced aircraft.

The aircraft will begin to arrive at Ethiopian from mid-2016 onwards, it notes.

In 2012, Ethiopian became the second airline in the world and first in Africa to own and operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline operates 13 Dreamliner planes, the release says.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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