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Ethiopian Airlines Agrees to Lease Three Dreamliners From ILFC

November 05, 2012

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise, sub- Saharan Africa’s second-biggest carrier, said it agreed to lease three Boeing Co. (BA:US) Dreamliner 787-8 aircraft from the International Lease Finance Corp.

The state-owned airline, based in Addis Ababa, will take delivery of the aircraft in the first half of 2015, Ethiopian Airlines and ILFC said in an e-mailed statement today.

ILFC, based in Los Angeles, is the biggest customer for Dreamliners with 74 on order, according to the statement.

To contact the reporter on this story: William Davison in Addis Ababa via Nairobi at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin in Johannesburg at

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