Ethiopian Airlines boosted its firm order for 787s to 10 by exercising purchase rights for five more of the jets (ATWOnline, Feb. 7). The order, which now has a value of $1.6 billion at list prices, also was finalized. Ethiopian is scheduled to receive its first 787 in 2008. CEO Girma Wake told ATWOnline during the IATA AGM in Tokyo that the carrier is looking for two 777-200s in order to launch a thrice-weekly service from Addis Abba to New York via Accra by October. "If no 777s are ...

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