Lagos and Dubai are the first stations to receive Ethiopian Airlines brand new baby, the Airbus A350 after Ethiopian Airlines last week became the first airline in Africa to take delivery of the ultra-modern airplane. This is another milestone for the airline after it became the first airline to bring the Boeing B787 Dreamliner to Africa and to Lagos.
Ethiopian has ordered 14 of the spanking new aircraft. The other 13 will arrive in due time but starting from this month, the A350 will be flying the Lagos and Dubai routes.
“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 Group CEO of Ethiopian, said Ato Tewolde Gebremariam.
The A350 XWB was built for passengers comfort and well-being as foremost priorities. 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.
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 the 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 receive the remaining 13 soon.