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Africa’s First Airbus A350 XWB Lands in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWBs, making it Africa’s first operator of the type. It is also the Addis Ababa-based carrier’s first Airbus aircraft in its 70-year history.

The A350-900 touched down at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Ethiopia this afternoon.

The airline has a total of 14 A350s on order, configured with 30 Cloud Nine business class seats, and 318 economy seats.

The A350-900 is on a long-term lease contract from Irish lessor AerCap and will initially operate on routes from Addis Ababa Bole International to Lagos and Dubai.

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