Second Update at 0500GMT 26APR13
Ethiopian Airlines on 24APR13 has revised planned Boeing 787 operations. The Star Alliance member has cancelled its plan to resume Dreamliner service tomorrow (25APR13) to Dubai, while adding one-off service to Nairobi on Saturday 27APR13. In addition, ET is moving forward planned 787 resumption to Frankfurt by 6 weeks, which will now begin on Sunday 28APR13.
Latest Boeing 787 schedule revision as follow.
Addis Ababa – Nairobi Boeing 787 to operate one-off service on 27APR13 as ET801/800 (Nairobi – Bujumbura sector is cancelled)
Addis Ababa – Frankfurt Boeing 787 service resumes (on this route) from 28APR13, instead of 15JUN13
The airline previously planned to resume Boeing 787 service on Addis Ababa – Dubai route from 25APR13, this is now cancelled. As of 24APR13, tentative Boeing 787 operation to Dubai as follow:
ET602/603: 26APR13*, 03MAY13 – 30MAY13
ET600/601 (ADD departure): 26APR13* / 27APR13, 02MAY13 – 30MAY13
*As of 0500GMT 26APR13, the airline has cancelled planned Boeing 787 operation for ET602/603 on 26APR13. ET600/601 continues to display Boeing 787 operation, however this remains subject to change. Once ET600/601 switches to other aircraft type, ET801/800 Nairobi service on 27APR13 is likely to be the first Boeing 787 commercial service resumption.
Previously planned Boeing 787 service re-entry dates:
Addis Ababa – Mumbai 15MAY13, 1 daily
Addis Ababa – Lusaka – Harare – Addis Ababa 16MAY13, 4 weekly
Addis Ababa – Rome – Washington Dulles – Addis Ababa 16MAY13, 2 weekly (5 weekly from 01JUN13; 787 service operates until 15JUN13 from ADD)
Addis Ababa – Harare – Lusaka – Addis Ababa 17MAY13, 3 weekly
Addis Ababa – Johannesburg 16JUN13, 1 daily
Planned Boeing 787 operation remains subject to change.
Original update at 1620GMT 24APR13