Ethiopian Airlines orders four Boeing 777 freighters

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered four Boeing 777 freighters, making it the first African carrier to order the twin-engine freighter.

The order is valued at approximately $1.1bn at list prices and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s website.

Ethiopian Airlines was the first to operate the 777-200LR (now with five in its fleet) and the first to order the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with an order for 10.

Ethiopian Airlines currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 737, 757, 767 and 777 aircraft in passenger service and a 757, MD11 and 747 in cargo operations.