Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Africa’s First Airbus A350 XWB Named The Simien Mountains


Ethiopian Airlines has continued its aviation technology leadership with yet another first - the addition of a African Airbus A350 XWB. The A-350 XWB will be the first airbus aircraft in Ethiopian 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. 



An 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. 

Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said “we are very pleased that Ethiopian has taken the leadership role in Africa and has become among the few leading airlines in the world to invest in this latest technology and efficient flying machine."

“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.” Mr Tewolde added.

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.

Ethiopian Airlines flies between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Mahé Island, Seychelles four times a week. 







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