16Africa’s first and the most technologically advanced aircraft Airbus A350 XWB dubbed “Simien Mountains”, has touched down in Entebbe on the 13th of July, 2016.
By sending the capacious A350 to Entebbe, Ethiopian believes that its customers across the region will experience the extra effect of this cutting-edge technology flying machine.
Passengers were pleased of Ethiopian’s decision to deploy Africa’s first A350 XWB to EBB, which shows the airline’s commitment to provide Africa with the latest aviation technology the industry has to offer. Moreover, passengers were moved to experience the extra effect of this latest technology such as; wide seats, the lowest twin engine noise level, the advanced air conditioning technology, the full LED mood lighting and other unique features of the aircraft.
Ethiopian has additional 13 Airbus aircrafts on order to join its fleet in the times ahead.
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.
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Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
Manager Corporate Communications
Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer