Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ENA)
Ethiopian Airlines received the seventh Q-400 Bombardier aircraft Monday among its eight order for Canadian plane maker Bombardier Inc.
The airlines acting public relation head, Wogayehu Terefe told ENA on Monday that Ethiopian purchased eight aircrafts worth 192 million USD from the company two years ago.
She said the aircraft, which has 78 seats, comfort and fuel-economy. The last one is expected to arrive at the end of October.
The head said the aircrafts would enable the airlines to address delay and flight cancellation by replacing Fokker aircrafts, which have been serving for the last 15 years in domestic flights. Thus , she said the aircrafts would enable the airlines to deliver effective service to domestic passengers.
The new aircrafts, designed to serve for 32 years, will contribute the ever burgeoning tourist flow and investment activity in the country, she said.
Currently, the airlines is providing domestic flights with Boeing-737/800, Bombardier and Fokker aircrafts.
Ethiopian airlines is said to be the second African airline to use Bombardier aircrafts next to Nigeria.