Ethiopian Airlines, a major airline connecting Africa with the rest of the world, continued its aviation technology leadership with yet another first African Airbus A-350 XWB.
In its 70-year history, Ethiopian Airlines claims many firsts in the 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, TV 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.
Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde Gebremariam said, “We are very pleased that Ethiopian has taken the leadership role in Africa and has become among the few leading airlines in the world to invest in this 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.”
Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam added, “We have also made sure that our aircraft is designed and configured to surpass the expectations of our customers. Africa’s first A-350 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.”
He said, “The A-350 XWB will enable us to further expand our service quality especially on our long-haul flights and strengthen our connectivity and herald with the least carbon emission to our planet.”
Source: Arab News
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