Ethiopian Airlines to Start Boeing 787 Service from June 2012: Routes as of 19FEB12

As per 19FEB12 GDS timetable and inventory display, Ethiopian Airlines is set to introduce Boeing 787 aircraft starting mid-June 2012. ET’s Boeing 787 seats 270, including 24 Cloud 9 Business Class and 246 Economy Class.

Planned Boeing 787 operation as follows. Although routes mentioned below are now opened for reservation, there is a chance for 787 inaugural date to be altered pending on delivery time frame.

Addis Ababa – Johannesburg eff 15JUN12 Daily 787 service replaces Boeing 767
ET809 ADD0850 – 1330JNB 787 D
ET808 JNB1420 – 2050ADD 787 D

Addis Ababa – Dubai eff 15JUN12 ET600/601 operates with 787, replaces 767/77L (EXCEPT 16AUG12 – 15SEP12)
ET600 ADD2215 – 0300+1DXB 787 D
ET601 DXB0435 – 0740ADD 787 D eff 16JUN12

Addis Ababa – Guangzhou eff 16AUG12 Daily nonstop flight replacing Boeing 767 via Bangkok (Edit on 1020GMT 23FEB12: Inaugural delayed from 15AUG12 to 16AUG12)
ET606 ADD0030 – 1515CAN 787 D
ET607 CAN2300 – 0600+1ADD 787 D

Addis Ababa – Harare eff 18SEP12 Service operates Day x246, replacing 767-300 (Day 246 with 737-800; this route from 16SEP12 operates nonstop in both direction)
ET873 ADD0920 – 1245HRE 787 x246
ET872 HRE1440 – 1955ADD 787 x246

Addis Ababa – Lusaka eff 18SEP12 Service operates on Day 246, replacing 767 (this route from 16SEP12 to operate nonstop in both direction)
ET883 ADD0910 – 1215LUN 787 246
ET882 LUN1500 – 2005ADD 787 246