July 30, 2019: Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of their 25th Q400 aircraft in dual-class configuration. It has been using this aircraft type to fly on domestic and shorter regional routes. It has also deployed Q400's to partner airlines like ASKY Airlines, Tchadia Airlines, Malawian Airlines and Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines, where the plane provides reliable operations connecting often smaller airports with the respective hubs of these carriers.

After the sale of the Q400 programme by Bombardier to De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, the aircraft type has reached a milestone.

The sale of the Q400 programme to De Havilland Aircraft of Canada not only kept the aircraft assembly in Canada but also, unlike with the CRJ programme, ensured the continued production of the model. While new CRJ owners Mitsubishi immediately after the purchase has shut down future sales completely and will halt production when the last ordered aircraft has been delivered.

Tewolde GebreMariam, the CEO of the Ethiopian Airlines Group has personally travelled to Canada to take delivery from the new Q400 programme owners.

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