Ethiopian's First 787-8

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Ethiopian Airlines yesterday took delivery of its first Boeing 787, making it the first airline outside of Japan to operate the type. The airline has nine more 787s on order.

The 270-seat aircraft will be on tour at Washington Dulles airport today before flying to Addis Ababa tomorrow. Ethiopian says it will initially fly the 787 on African routes before commencing services further afield.

The airline, which operates an all-Boeing fleet, is "seriously considering" both the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo as part of its long term expansion, according to Wall Street Journal.

Ethiopian's 270-seat Boeing 787 has 246 seats in economy and 24 in business class 

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