Ethiopian Airlines has announced that its second B-787-9 aircraft named after the Chinese capital city Beijing, has made its maiden commercial flight to Beijing. On-board the new Ethiopian game changing fleet, passengers have enjoyed its unique features such as the biggest windows in the sky, a high ceiling, less noise, distinctive lighting, and higher air humidity at 40 000 feet.
Ethiopian is among the veteran carriers that started serving the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China back in the early 1970â€™s, which has translated into a flourishing commercial and bilateral cooperation between the continent of Africa and China.
Currently, Ethiopian operates 30 weekly scheduled flights through its five gateways in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Chengdu.
Ethiopian is supporting Chinaâ€™s Belt and Road Initiative with its extensive and convenient network of passenger and cargo connectivity in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
Beijing is a city with profound history and tourist sites such as the Great Wall, the Palace Museum and the Temple of Heaven. Apart from these famous historical sites, Beijing is also a political and cultural centre for China.