Africa’s first and the most technologically advanced aircraft Airbus A350 XWB dubbed “Simien Mountains”, has touched down in Nairobi, Kenya.
Nairobi, the Capital and the largest city in Kenya, is among Ethiopian destinations such as Lagos, Dubai, Kinshasa, Dar es Salaam and Jeddah that have been served by this cutting-edge technology fleet since its arrival on June 29, 2016. Ethiopian, with its Pan African mission of connecting Africa together and to the rest of the world, currently serves 51 African cities, from which Nairobi is one of them with 28 weekly scheduled flights.
Passengers to Nairobi have enjoyed the extra features of this latest technology aircraft ahead of other major destinations in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The aircraft provides passengers extra comfort with its wider seats in both Business and Economy classes, the lowest twin engine noise level, advanced air conditioning technology, full LED mood lighting and in-flight entertainment system
Ethiopian will soon deploy the A350 XWB on its long haul flights to Washington D.C, Toronto and others.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operations, 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 the Airbus A350 XWB, Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 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 aircrafts.
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