If circumstances dictate outcomes, Ethiopian Airlines should be a small carrier. It is based in one of the world's poorest countries that has an economy still largely dependent on agriculture. And yet, the airline's management is building a regional powerhouse. In its latest coup, Ethiopian has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8. The aircraft arrived at its Addis Ababa base last month and was deployed on its first scheduled service to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Aug. 18. ...

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