Ethiopian adds second A350 XWB to its fleet

Ethiopian adds second A350 XWB to its fleet

Aug 17, 2016: Ethiopian Airlines has received its second Airbus A350 XWB, which arrived at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on August 16.

Since June 30, 2016, Africa’s first A350 owned by Ethiopian and named Simien Mountains, has been flying to various African destinations, the Middle East, and recently to London, adding a new level of comfort to its valued customers.

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

“Passengers can now enjoy the ultimate travel experience on-board the Ethiopian second A350 XWB; amazing cabin interior features with the latest high-definition touchscreen personal monitors, with a higher selection of movies, television series and audio channels,” according to IkechiUko, the company’s communication specialist.

According to him, passengers will also enjoy the wider seats and windows, the lowest twin engine noise level, advanced air conditioning technology and full LED mood lighting, which enhance comfort and reduce jet-lag after long flights.

Ethiopian has 12 remaining orders of the A350, which are expected to be delivered within the 2016 fiscal year, even as the latest addition of A350 has increased Ethiopian’s fleet to 80 aircraft.

Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25 per cent in the past seven years.

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