Addis Ababa July 03/2018 The Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has received the first of 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets
With the MAX, Ethiopian will be able to achieve a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and provide passengers with a more comfortable experience, a release the airline sent to ENA said.
In Ethiopian’s configuration, its 737 MAX 8 will seat 160 passengers.
“We are glad to include the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the latest in Boeing’s single-aisle series, in our young and modern fleet of over 100 aircraft with an average age of less than five years,” said Ethiopian CEO Tewolde GebreMariam.
“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.
“We are honored by Ethiopian’s continuing confidence in Boeing airplanes and we look forward to growing our five-decade long partnership,” the vice president said.
With this delivery, Ethiopian’s fleet of Boeing airplanes grows to 73, including the 787 Dreamliner, 777, 737 MAX, and the 757 and 767.
The 737 MAX, an aircraft series designed and produced as the fourth generation of the Boeing 737, is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 4,500 orders to date from 99 customers worldwide.