Africa’s first and the most technologically advanced aircraft Airbus A350 XWB dubbed “Semien Mountains”, has touched down in N’Djamena, Chad, on 14th of July, 2016.
Ethiopian first operation to N’Djamena, with Airbus A350 XWB, is part of its commitment to deliver exceptional level of service to the African market. N’Djamena is the capital and largest city of Chad where Ethiopian currently renders daily scheduled services, with convenient connectivity options to major destinations in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the US.
Passengers to N’Djamena have enjoyed the amazing cabin interior features, the latest high-definition touchscreen personal monitors with a higher selection of movies, television series and audio channels.
This latest technologically fleet is another major milestone for Ethiopian and a key element to attain its Vision 2025 goals of becoming the leading Aviation Group in Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 93 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
For more information about this press release, please contact:
Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
Manager Corporate Communications
Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer