Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa, will be taking delivery of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787-900, on 5 June 2018.
With the 100 fleet milestone, Ethiopian Airlines, becomes the 1st African airline to operate 100 aircraft fleet in the history of the continent.
Ethiopian was the first to avail jet service in the continent back in 1962, and operated the first African B767 in 1984, the first African B777-200LR in 2010, the first African B787-800 Dreamliner and B777-200 freighter in 2012 and the first African A350 in 2016 and the first African B787-9 aircraft in 2017.
Ethiopian now operates one of the youngest and most modern 100 aircraft, with an average age of less than 5 years, which fly to over 110 international destinations covering 5 continents.
The Airline has 5 more Boeing 787-900 and 16 Airbus A350 airplanes on order, among others. Ethiopian was the first African Airline and second only to Japan to operate the B787 Dreamliner in 2012 and the first carrier in Africa to operate Airbus A350 XWB in 2016.