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Ethiopian Airlines to Receive Africa's First A350 XWB

2016 06 21

Ethiopian Airlines will take delivery of the first of 14 Airbus A350 XWBs on June 28, making it Africa's first operator of the type.

The Ethiopia flag carrier said all seats 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.

Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said, "The Airbus 350 XWB will enable us to further expand our service quality -- especially on long-haul flights -- and strengthen our connectivity with the least carbon emissions to our planet. Operating the youngest fleet in the industry with modern and comfortable customer features in our cabins is one of the four pillars of our Vision 2025 ... and the introduction of the A350 is one component of this strategy."

He added, "We have also made sure that our aircraft is designed and configured to surpass the expectations of our customers. Africa's first 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 comfort while reducing fatigue after a long flight."

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