Ethiopian Airlines is proud to announce that it has taken delivery of the first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 in Africa.
The pictured MAX 8 was handed over on July 1by Boeing and arrived in the Continent on July 2, 2018 via a stop in Dublin, Ireland.
The Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 features the new Boeing Sky Interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhance the sense of spaciousness ultimately boosting customers’ experience. The environmentally friendly aircraft has a minimal carbon emission and consumes 15% less fuel than the 737NG.
With this delivery of the new ultra-modern aircraft, Ethiopian’s fleet of Boeing airplanes grows to 73 jets, including the 787 Dreamliner, 777, 737 MAX, 757 and 767.
Boeing issued this statement on July 2, 2018:
Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the first of 30 737 MAX jets for Africa’s largest and fastest-growing commercial airline.
The flag carrier of Ethiopia has long operated the efficient and reliable Boeing 737 airplane. With the MAX, Ethiopian will be able to achieve a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and provide passengers with a more comfortable experience.
The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 4,500 orders to date from 99 customers worldwide.
The 737 MAX families incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, the Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays, and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.
In Ethiopian’s configuration, its 737 MAX 8 will seat 160 passengers.