The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines is planning to order up to 20 Widebody jets, and they are evaluating the Airbus A350-1000, and Boeing 777X. The question is, which jet will they most likely order? He also didn’t clearly state which 777X variant the airline would order. Which variant do you think it’d be?
My guess is the Boeing 777-8X. They are already operating a total of 12 (6 B77Ls, 2 B77Ws with 2 more on order, 4 B77Fs with 1 more on order), and they are looking to use the aircraft for growth. My reason is basically commonality. And they have been Boeing 777 operators for a while now. When they first ordered 5 B77Ls, they were going to use it for growth as well. So the B778X would be a good aircraft for that category. But that is just my opinion.
What do you guys think?