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March 8, 2013

Ethiopian Airlines Extends Boeing 787 Cancellations till late-April 2013

by JL

Update at 0900GMT 08MAR13

As per 08MAR13 GDS timetable and inventory display, Ethiopian Airlines extends Boeing 787 service cancellations until 30APR13 inclusive. Due to aircraft redeployment, a number of routes will also see aircraft changes, which is scheduled to be in effect until mid-June 2013.

Addis Ababa – Accra 31MAR13 – 17JUN13 Boeing 737-800 operates on Day x234, replacing 767
Addis Ababa – Dubai 01APR13 – 30APR13 Planned Boeing 787 service on ET600/601 (2 weekly) and ET602/603 (4 weekly) operated by 777 and 767 respectively
Addis Ababa – Frankfurt eff 15JUN13 Boeing 787 operating once again, replacing Boeing 767*
Addis Ababa – Harare – Lusaka – Addis Ababa 31MAR13 – 30APR13 4 weekly ET873 operated by Boeing 767, instead of 787
Addis Ababa – Johannesburg 01APR13 – 30APR13 Boeing 777-200LR replaces 767
Addis Ababa – Juba 31MAR13 – 15JUN13 ET492/493 operated by Dash8-Q400, replacing Boeing 737-700
Addis Ababa – Lagos 01APR13 – 30APR13 Boeing 767 replaces 777-200LR
Addis Ababa – Lusaka – Harare – Addis Ababa 31MAR13 – 30APR13 3 weekly ET863 operated by Boeing 767, instead of 787
Addis Ababa – Mumbai 31MAR13 – 30APR13 Boeing 767 operates Day x56 (Day x67 from BOM) and 757 on Day 56 (Day 67 from BOM), instead of 787
Addis Ababa – N’djamena 31MAR13 – 17JUN13 Service reduced from daily to 6 weekly, Boeing 737-800 operating
Addis Ababa – Toronto 31MAR13 – 30APR13 2 weekly service operated by Boeing 767 (777-200LR operates from 01MAY13. ET did not schedule 787 operation prior to grounding)
Addis Ababa – Washington Dulles
31MAR13 – 30APR13 77L Day 567 (Day 167 from IAD) 763 Day x567 (Day x167 from IAD)
01MAY13 – 15JUN13 788 Day x15 (Day x26 from IAD) 77L Day 15 (Day 26 from IAD)
16JUN13 – 26OCT13 77L Daily**

*Prior to Boeing 787 grounding, ET planned to operate Boeing 767 aircraft from 31MAR13 to 26OCT13
** Previously planned to be 5 weekly 787 and 2 weekly 777-200LR service

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