Ethiopian Airlines Set To Receive Africa’s First A350
Ethiopian Airlines, the leading airline in connecting Africa with the rest of the World, will take delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB on June 28, making it Africa’s first operator of the type.
The A350 XWB will be the first Airbus aircraft in Ethiopian Airlines' fleet and the first of its kind in Africa.
All seats are fitted with the latest high-definition touchscreen personal monitors and a higher selection of movies, Television series and audio channels.
Inflight Wi-Fi connection will be made available on this aircraft in the future. Passengers with smart devices can connect to the world while others can use the smart individual touch screens on their seats when the internet service goes operational.
“The Airbus 350 XWB will enable us to further expand our service quality especially on our long-haul flights and strengthen our connectivity and herald with the least carbon emission to our planet ‘The New Spirit of Africa’ to the world.” Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said.
Ethiopian has ordered 14 Airbus A350 aircraft and will continue receiving the remaining 13 soon constantly raising number of Airbus aircraft in the fleet ensuring the extra comfort.
The A350 XWB’s innovative technology improves performance in operation. Its revolutionary airframe and simplified systems have optimized fuel burn, maintenance costs and reliability, and its engines have the lowest carbon dioxide CO2 emissions of any in the wide body category.