Ethiopian Airline to fly first African Airbus A350 XWB to Lagos July 1


Ethiopian Airline will on Friday July1, fly to Lagos,  the new first African Airbus A350 XWB.


Lagos and Dubai are the first stations to receive Ethiopian Airlines Brand new Baby.


Ethiopian Airlines was also the first to bring Boeing B787 Dreamliner to Africa and to Lagos. Ethiopian Airlines has become the first airline in Africa to take delivery of Airbus A350XWB today, June 28, 2016, in Toulouse, France.


Ethiopian is proud to be the first airline from Africa to take delivery of the A350 and excel in offering its passengers the ultimate travel experience on-board this aircraft ahead of other carriers.


It is also pleased to make all Africans proud by being the first airline in the world to fly the ultra-modern airplane in African skies.


Ethiopian A350 XWB is built for passengers comfort and well-being.


Wider seats in both Business and Economy classes, the lowest twin engine noise level, advanced air conditioning technology and full LED mood lighting enhance passenger comfort while reducing fatigue after a long flight.

“The fact that we are ushering in another first to Africa in a span of four years is an affirmation of our continuing pioneering role in African aviation. It is also a testimony of our commitment to give our passengers the very best travel experience, with the latest industry products and services. On behalf of all my colleagues at the Ethiopian family, I am delighted to see Ethiopian to continue making Africa First in Aviation Technology,” said Ato Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian.

All seats of the A350 XWB 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 A350 XWB’s innovative technology also 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 has ordered 14 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and will continue receiving the remaining 13 soon, constantly raising the number of Airbus aircraft in the fleet ensuring the extra comfort.

Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing airline in Africa.


In its close to seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.


Ethiopian comoeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter and dual-class Bombmands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network, operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 90 international destinations across five continents.


Its fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Bardier Q400 turboprop. The average age of the aircraft in the fleet is five years. Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.



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