ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES has ordered three Boeing 737-700s with blended winglets and three 767-300ER (extended-range) aircraft as part of the carrier's aggressive fleet renewal and expansion programme. Ethiopian Airlines also announced its intention to lease six additional Boeings, including Next-Generation 737s and 767s, to complement the acquisition. Deliveries of the new aircraft will begin in the second half of 2003. The agreement also includes provisions for additional fleet expansion opportunities with Boeing 777 aircraft as a next step in the airline's fleet development programme. Currently the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa is served by a single Ethiopian Airways flight via Rome Fuimicino.