De Havilland Aircraft announced 23rd October the delivery of another two Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines including the airline’s milestone 30th Dash 8-400 aircraft which transited Dublin Airport on delivery on 28th October.

ET-AXX DHC8-402 MSN 4615 “Ethiopian 9201” arrived Dublin 1112 local departed at 1208 local.

ET-AXY DHC8-402 MSN 4517 Ethiopian 9202″ arrived Dublin 1118 local departed at 1212 local.

The delivery flight route according to German Aviation website Skyliner Aviation Toronto Downsview-Goose Bay-Keflavik-Dublin-Rome Fiumicino-Addis Ababa between 24-28 October. 

De Havilland Regional Vice President, Sales – Europe and Russia, Middle East, Africa, and South America/Caribbean Sameer Adam said “We congratulate Ethiopian Airlines on continuing a phenomenal growth trajectory and increasing connectivity within Africa. Ethiopian has taken tremendous positive steps to strengthen their capabilities with the acquisition of the first Dash 8-400 simulator for Africa and by recently adding a second simulator; achieving recognition as an Authorized Service Facility; and proving the value of a business class configuration on regional aircraft in Africa. We certainly look forward to more examples of Ethiopian’s continuing leadership and the success of their ongoing strategic partnerships with ASKY Airlines, Malawi Airlines, Ethiopian Moçambique Airlines and Tchadia Airlines in the operation of Dash 8-400 aircraft across Africa.”

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said “This milestone 30th delivery highlights our confidence in the Dash 8-400 aircraft and is a testament to the joint success in supporting our network and strategic partnerships with several carriers across Africa. The Dash 8-400 aircraft continues to provide the operational flexibility, exceptional performance capability, capacity and passenger comfort we need. Most importantly, the Dash 8-400 aircraft supports the cost leadership strategy we rely on in our market – particularly in these unprecedented times during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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