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Ethiopian Airlines has announced that they will be retiring their two last passenger-configured Boeing 757s at the end of this month. The two planes, ET-ALZ and ET-AMK, are currently 16.7 and 14.8 years respectively.
ET-ALZ, configured with 16 “cloud nine” business class seats and 154 economy seats, has been in service with the airline since 09. Feb 2006. It was originally delivered to Trans World Airlines (TWA) on the 16th of August 1999.
ET-AMK, configured with 16 “cloud nine” business class seats and 159 economy seats, has been in service with the airline since 29. Aug 2007. It was originally delivered to American Trans Air on the 21st of September 2001.
Ethiopian Airlines will continue to fly their two 757-200PCF’s on cargo routes. Together with their 6 Boeing 777F’s they have Africa’s largest dedicated cargo fleet.
According to airlineroute.net, these will be the last passenger flights flown with Ethiopian Airlines’s 757s.
Addis Ababa – Dar es Salaam Last 757 service on 16APR16
Addis Ababa – Jeddah Last 757 service on 19APR16
Addis Ababa – Kano Last 757 service on 18APR16
Addis Ababa – Kilimanjaro – Zanzibar Last 757 service on 17APR16
Addis Ababa – Libreville – Yaounde – Addis Ababa Last 757 service on 06APR16
Addis Ababa – Nairobi Last 757 service on 26APR16, currently scheduled as ET’s final 757 scheduled passenger flight (ET304/305)
Addis Ababa – Riyadh Last 757 service departs ADD 17APR16, RUH on 18APR16
Addis Ababa – Seychelles Last 757 service on 14APR16
Addis Ababa – Yaounde – Libreville – Addis Ababa Last 757 service on 18APR16
Planned last 757 scheduled passenger operation remains subject to change.