Ethiopian Airlines has decided to permanently roster B787-8 Dreamliners on to its Vienna and Stockholm routes.
The national carrier currently flies the Boeing aircraft on its ET724/725 Addis Ababa-Vienna-Stockholm and ET714/715 Addis Ababa-Stockholm services.
These B787 operations were scheduled to end on May 1 and switch to B757 and B767 aircraft. But now both routes will continue to be served by Dreamliners, reports airlineroute.net.
Outbound service ET724 departs Addis Ababa at 0015 and arrives in Vienna at 0550, before taking-off again at 0650 and landing in Stockholm at 0920. Return service ET725 leaves Stockholm at 1950, arrives in Vienna at 2220, takes off again at 2320 and lands in Addis Ababa at 0650 the next day.
Outbound service ET714 departs Addis Ababa at 0020 and arrives in Stockholm at 0720, while return service ET715 leaves Stockholm at 2100 and lands in Addis Ababa at 0545 the next day.
Both services run three-times weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Earlier this week, Business Traveller spoke to Ethiopian CEO Tewolde Gebremariam about the carrier’s new Addis Ababa-Dublin-Los Angeles service and its strategy to encourage use of its Addis Ababa hub (see news, March 24).