Ethiopian Airlines Reveals New Boeing 787 Schedule for Aug – Sep 2012

Ethiopian Airlines as of 08AUG12 has revealed latest revision of planned Boeing 787 operation, which is in effect from 16AUG12 to 04SEP12. During this period, the 787 will operate several one-time service to 18 countries in Africa, Middle East and South Asia.

Planned routes and operational dates/flights as follows.

Washington Dulles – Addis Ababa ET2501 on 16AUG12

From 18AUG12 to 04SEP12, Ethiopian Airlines to operate Boeing 787 aircraft to following countries: Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Note as ET is only operating 1 Boeing 787 aircraft in August 2012 and early-September 2012, possibility of last minute changes to other aircraft type such as Boeing 767-300ER and 777-200LR remains high.

Addis Ababa – Abuja 27AUG12
Addis Ababa – Accra 01SEP12
Addis Ababa – Brazzaville – Kinshasa – Addis Ababa ET831 on 28AUG12
Addis Ababa – Dubai ET600/601 on 18AUG12 – 23AUG12, 26AUG12 – 27AUG12, 01SEP12 – 03SEP12 (DXB departure 19AUG12 – 24AUG12, 27AUG12 – 28AUG12, 02SEP12 – 04SEP12)
Addis Ababa – Harare – Lusaka – Addis Ababa ET873 on 20AUG12, 23AUG12
Addis Ababa – Jeddah ET402/403 on 31AUG12
Addis Ababa – Johannesburg 26AUG12 (Planned Daily 787 service starting 26AUG12 is postponed until 28OCT12 at the earliest)
Addis Ababa – Kilimanjaro – Mombasa ET815/814 on 21AUG12, 24AUG12
Addis Ababa – Lagos 25AUG12
Addis Ababa – Lome 31AUG12
Addis Ababa – Luanda 03SEP12
Addis Ababa – Malabo – Douala – Addis Ababa ET935 on 30AUG12
Addis Ababa – Maputo 02SEP12
Addis Ababa – Mumbai 24AUG12, 25AUG12, 28AUG12 (BOM departure 25AUG12, 26AUG12, 29AUG12)
Addis Ababa – Nairobi – Entebbe ET801/800 on 19AUG12, 22AUG12

All specifically mentioned routes, flights and dates above, are now displaying Boeing 787 “788” operating in ET’s reservation system.

Edit at 2350GMT: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 also scheduled to operate Addis Ababa – Frankfurt service on 29AUG12