Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) has taken delivery of its first B787-9 following the arrival of ET-AUO (msn 38778) in Addis Ababa from Everett on October 26.

Flightradar24 ADS-B data indicates the twinjet, which is leased from AerCap, has already been deployed into scheduled service on flights to Delhi Int'l, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar.

According to its own fleet schedule, Ethiopian will take delivery of a total of four B787-9s from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare). It currently operates nineteen B787-8s.