Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) plans to place an order for 100-seater regional jets next year, the airline's CEO said at the Dubai Air Show according to Air Transport World.

Tewolde Gebremariam highlighted Embraer's E2 or Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) CSeries aircraft as frontrunners for the order, but he added that the company is also looking at the larger B737-7. The latter would allow the airline to benefit from fleet commonality. According to the ch-aviation fleet module, the carrier currently operates four B737-700 and fifteen B737-800 and ordered a further thirty B737-8.

The airline currently does not operate any Embraer aircraft. It uses fourteen Bombardier Dash 8-400s which, however, would offer little benefits if the airline ordered new CSeries jets.