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ET Plans To Fly To Canada After B787's Delivery  
User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

Ethiopia - Dreamliner delay puts damper on Ethiopian’s Canada connection

Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft delivery has caused Ethiopian Airlines to slow down negotiations it started to fly to Canada, Girma Wake, CEO of the flag carrier, told Capital.

According to him, the airline has a shortage of aircrafts so it cannot open such a long route without securing delivery of its aircrafts from the American manufacturer.
Ethiopian had originally expected delivery of their first Dreamliners in 2008. However, Boeing has recently announced an overall delay in the program.
“The delay will affect our planned activities for the years ahead because our strategy has taken into consideration the Dreamliner jets as a core fleet for operation to major international destinations, including flight to Canada. The delay poses a lot of challenges,” Girma said.

Essey Takele, who arrived in Ethiopia last month from Canada, said he and many Ethiopians living in Canada will benefit if the route is opened as it will shorten the transit time.
“Currently, we are passing through London, Paris, Rome or Amsterdam to come to Ethiopia. The aircraft stops for eight hours in Amsterdam, for example, making it difficult to travel,” he added.


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User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3496 times:
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ADD-YYZ must be around 12,000 km nonstop. If Boeing is to compensate for the delay, I suppose only the B772ER will be able to fly such a route... will that happen?


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User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 713 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 1):
ADD-YYZ must be around 12,000 km nonstop. If Boeing is to compensate for the delay, I suppose only the B772ER will be able to fly such a route... will that happen?

ET will never fly the route non-stop. They will do it with a stop somewhere.......Just like the IAD flight.....ADD-FCO-IAD-FCO-ADD. So the YYZ flight will probably go through an airport in Europe as well

[Edited 2009-01-23 23:12:48]

User currently offline757ops From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2803 times:
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Quoting Dkny (Reply 2):
Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 1):
ADD-YYZ must be around 12,000 km nonstop. If Boeing is to compensate for the delay, I suppose only the B772ER will be able to fly such a route... will that happen?

ET will never fly the route non-stop. They will do it with a stop somewhere.......Just like the IAD flight.....ADD-FCO-IAD-FCO-ADD. So the YYZ flight will probably go through an airport in Europe as well

I think LHR would be a good idea. ADD-LHR-YYZ-LHR-ADD especially if ET can get the 5th freedom rights for LHR-YYZ-LHR as it is a huge market with 6+ flight a day on the route and it would also give ET widebody service to LHR


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