Guess which African cities will be graced by Africa’s first Airbus A350 on 15th of July, 2016? - 14 July, 2015

The latest generation, most comfortable and efficient wide body airliner, Africa’s first Ethiopian Airbus A350 XWB, has continued its first operation to different Ethiopian destinations. On the 15th of July, 2016 it will be heading to the two giant cities in Southern Africa, Lusaka and Harare.

Ethiopian Airlines has been serving Lusaka and Harare since 1998 and 1980 respectively. Currently, Ethiopian offers daily scheduled service to these destinations.

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Passengers will be enjoying the Xtra features of the A350 XWB, which is one of Airbus’s latest products featuring the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings with new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines.

Ethiopian will be receiving the second Airbus in the coming months to be deployed in its long haul routes; to further ensure extra comfort of its passengers.

About Ethiopian

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 of Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529