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Ethiopian Airlines takes world’s newest aircraft to Lagos on Friday

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Ethiopian Airlines has said it will bring the newest aircraft in the world Airbus A350 to the country by this Friday.

“Lagos and Dubai are the first stations to receive Ethiopian Airlines Brand new Baby,” the company announced in a statement made available to BusinessDay.

Ethiopian Airlines was also the first to bring Boeing B787 Dreamliner to Africa and to Lagos.

It has become the first airline in Africa to take delivery of Airbus A350XWB, following a June 28, acquisition in Toulouse, France, saying it is proud to be the first airline from Africa to take delivery of the A350 and excel in offering its passengers the ultimate travel experience on-board the aircraft ahead of other carriers.

The company also said it is pleased to make all Africans proud by being the first airline in the world to fly the ultra-modern airplane in African skies.

The A350 XWB was built for passengers comfort and well-being, with wider seats in both business and economy classes, the lowest twin engine noise level, advanced air conditioning technology and full LED mood lighting, while reducing fatigue after a long flight.

“The fact that we are ushering in another first to Africa in a span of four years is an affirmation of our continuing pioneering role in African aviation, I am also delighted to see Ethiopian to continue making Africa First in Aviation Technology,” said Ato Tewolde Gebremariam, group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

All seats of the A350 XWB are fitted with the latest high-definition touch screen personal monitors and a higher selection of movies, television series and audio channels, and in-flight Wi-Fi connection is to 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.

The A350 XWB’s innovative technology also improves performance in operation, as its revolutionary airframe and simplified systems have optimized fuel burn, maintenance costs and reliability, and its engines have the lowest carbon dioxide emissions of any aircraft in the wide body category.

Ethiopian has ordered 14 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and will continue receiving the remaining 13 soon, constantly raising the number of Airbus aircraft in the fleet ensuring the extra comfort.