Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 July 2. The Addis Ababa-based carrier has firm orders for 30 MAX 8 aircraft, the largest of the type in Africa. Ten options were firmed in June 2017. Ethiopian said the new variant consumes 15% less fuel compared to its current 737-700/800 fleet. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam called latest acquisition an “affirmation of our continuing pioneering role in African aviation and the successful ...

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