Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Ethiopian Airlines growing contribution to Ireland's aviation industry

                                                 
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa. In 2014, IATA ranked Ethiopian as the largest airline in Africa in revenue and profit is significantly expanding business with Irish aviation suppliers in aircraft leasing, digital marketing and recruitment.

On 10th May Ethiopian moved it's European Technical Transit hub for 10 weekly flights from Rome Fiumicino to Dublin with a daily Boeing 777 flight from Addis Ababa to Washington DC and three times weekly Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from Addis Ababa to Toronto.

The airline commenced fifth freedom right services between Addis Abba, Dublin and Los Angeles on 19th June three times weekly using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, connecting three continents, the addition of Dublin, the airline’s 11th European city and Los Angeles, its 4th point in the Americas.

Additional Ethiopian is using Dublin Airport as a transit stop for new Boeing 737-800 deliveries from the United States and for end of lease returns to lessors for Boeing 767-300ER and MD11F aircraft.

Ethiopian has a strong relationship here with aircraft lessors AerCap, AWAS, GECAS leasing Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 757-200 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

In 2014 Ethiopian concluded an agreement with Dublin based aircraft lessor AWAS to purchase three new Boeing 737-800 delivered this Summer that the airline had previously ordered directly from the manufacturer, and then leased them back. As part of this agreement, AWAS also assisted Ethiopian with the fleet transition of two 767-300ER wide-body passenger aircraft.

The two Boeing 767-300ER aircraft where prepared for re-delivery to new lessees at Shannon Airport by Eirtech Aviation and Lufthansa Technik.

Aviation recruitment specialist CAE Parc Aviation is contracted to source flight crew for Ethiopian, next year a further eight aircraft will join it's fleet adding two Boeing 777F and six Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

In early August Ethiopian appointed Dublin-based company SynNeo to manage its marketing, public relations and social media. Carole Smith of SynNeo said "With the recent launch of the direct Boeing Dreamliner service from Dublin to Los Angeles and Dublin to Addis Ababa, along with plans to double their fleet by 2025, it is an exciting time to be working with Ethiopian and one I am truly looking forward to."

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Did you know 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners have visited Dublin Airport

                                               
ET-ASG Boeing 787 Ethiopian Airlines 
Did you know that 19 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft have visited Dublin Airport since the first aircraft N787BX on Boeing Dream Tour back in January 2012. Today Dublin has a three times weekly Boeing 787 Dreamliner service with Ethiopian Airlines operating Addis Abba to Dublin and onwards to Los Angeles.

In Summer 2016 Thomson Airways will launch a new charter programme from Dublin to Cancun and Montego Bay for in-house brands Falcon Holidays and Thomson.

It's anticipated American Airlines and Eithad Airways will commence Boeing 787 Dreamliner services to Dublin in coming years as they refresh their fleets.

Last month Boeing reached another program milestone when it delivered the 300th Dreamliner. According to Boeing , nearly 55 million passengers have flown on 787s across the globe. That’s 294,000 revenue departures, 1.5 million revenue flight hours and 659 million revenue miles flown, saving airlines 2.5 billion pounds of fuel.

Boeing has 1,095 Boeing 787 Dreamliners orders on it's book with 304 delivered to date with unfilled deliveries outstanding of 791 aircraft.

EI-LNB Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 35305 Norwegian Longhaul 25th August 2013 for tail painting with Eirtech Aviation.

EI-LND Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 35310 Norwegian Longhaul 25th March 2014 for tail painting with Eirtech Aviation.

EI-LNE Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 3476 Norwegian Longhaul 30th April 2014 for tail painting with Eirtech Aviation.

EI-LNG Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 35315 Norwegian Longhaul 24th June 2014 for tail painting.

EI-LNH Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 36526 Norwegian Longhaul 10th April 2015  for tail painting with Eirtech Aviation.

ET-AOO Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 34743 Ethiopian Airlines 17th July Addis Abba-Dublin-Los Angeles service.

ET-AOP Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 34744 Ethiopian Airlines  16th May Technical stop Addis Abba-Dublin-Toronto.

ET-AOQ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 34745 Ethiopian Airlines 6th August Addis Abba-Dublin-Los Angeles service.

ET-AOR Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 34746 Ethiopian Airlines 15th August Addis Abba-Dublin-Los Angeles service.

ET-AOS Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 34747 Ethiopian Airlines 29th June Addis Abba-Dublin-Los Angeles service.

ET-AOT Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 34748 Ethiopian Airlines 12th May Technical stop Addis Abba-Dublin-Washington Dulles.

ET-AOU Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 34749 Ethiopian Airlines 19h May Technical stop Addis Abba-Dublin-Toronto.

ET-AOV Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 34750 Ethiopian Airlines 17th August Addis Abba-Dublin-Los Angeles service.

ET-ARE Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 34751 Ethiopian Airlines 19th May Technical stop Addis Abba-Dublin-Toronto.

ET-ARF Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 34752 Ethiopian Airlines 13th May Technical stop Addis Abba-Dublin-Washington Dulles.

ET-ASG Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 36111 Ethiopian Airlines 20th March Ethiopian Airlines promotion visit.

ET-ASH Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 38754 Ethiopian Airlines 12th May Techinal stop Addis Abba-Dublin-Toronto.

ET-ASI Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 34758  Ethiopian Airlines 28th May Techinal stop Addis Abba-Dublin-Toronto.

G-TUII Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 37230 Thomson Airways  17th June TUI Group Irish travel trade promotion flight.

N787BX Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner c/n 40692 Boeing Dream Tour 25-27th January 2012.

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