Ethiopian Airlines, the leading airline in connecting Africa with the rest of the World, has announced its latest addition, the Airbus A350 XWB, the first of its kind on the continent.
In its successful 70 years of history, Ethiopian Airlines has so many firsts in African aviation industry.
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.
A statement copied Citi Business News indicated that the inflight Wi-Fi connection will be made available on the aircraft in the future.
This will allow passengers with smart devices to 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 Gebre Mariam said the airline is to have taken the leadership role in Africa, investing in the latest technology and efficient flying machine.
“Operating the youngest fleet in the industry with modern and comfortable customer features in cabin is one of the four pillars of our vision 2025-15 years strategic road map and the introduction of the A-350 is one component of this strategy,” he said.
“We have also made sure that our aircraft is designed and configured to surpass the expectations of our customers,” he added.
The A350 will provide new features such as wider seats in both Business and Economy classes the lowest twin engine noise level, advanced air conditioning technology and full LED mood lighting to enhance the comfort while reducing fatigue after a long flight.
According to Mr. Gebre Mariam, the Airbus 350 XWB will enable the company to further expand its service quality especially on long-haul flights and strengthen connectivity.
He stated that Ethiopian Airlines has ordered 14 Airbus A350 aircraft and will continue receiving the remaining 13 soon.
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.
By: Lawrence Segbefia/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana