Ethiopian Airlines Schedules Boeing 787 Service Resumption on 25APR13

In an apparent optimistic decision, Ethiopian Airlines is planning to resume Boeing 787 service resumption on 25APR13, where it plans to operate the Dreamliner first on Addis Ababa – Dubai service. As per 18APR13 GDS timetable and inventory display, latest changes to planned Boeing 787 service resumption date as follow:

Addis Ababa – Dubai Boeing 787 service scheduled to resume from 25APR13, operating 2 of 3 daily flights
ET602 ADD1055 – 1530DXB 788 D
ET600 ADD2215 – 0300+1DXB 788 D
ET612 ADD2300 – 0335+1DXB 738 D

ET601 DXB0430 – 0745ADD 788 D
ET613 DXB0435 – 0750ADD 738 D
ET603 DXB1730 – 2055ADD 788 D

From 01JUN13, ET operates 7 weekly flights

Addis Ababa – Johannesburg Boeing 787 resumes operation from 16JUN13, instead of 01MAY13 (767 operating from 01MAY13 to 15JUN13)
Addis Ababa – Mumbai Boeing 787 resumes operation from 16MAY13, instead of 01MAY13 (767 operating from 01MAY13 to 15MAY13)

Ethiopian Airlines retains its plan to resume Boeing 787 service on following routes on/from 01MAY13:
Addis Ababa – Harare – Lusaka – Addis Ababa ET873 4 weekly
Addis Ababa – Lusaka – Harare – Addis Ababa ET863 3 weekly
Addis Ababa – Washington Dulles 5 of 7 weekly (04MAY13 to 17MAY13 only)

Ethiopian Airlines retains its plan to resume Boeing 787 service on following route on/from 15JUN13:
Addis Ababa – Frankfurt 1 Daily

Planned Boeing 787 resumption dates remain subject to change, in particular for Dubai, Harare, Lusaka and Washington, as the US FAA has not announced when it’ll end the Dreamliner grounding.