• Friday, June 21, 2024
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Lagos airport welcomes new A350 Ethiopian aircraft

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The Ethiopian Airlines latest A-350 aircraft made a grand entry into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos amid applause.

The aircraft was welcomed with a colourful water canon shower by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) fire tenders at the weekend.

General Manager of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria, Solomon Bengashaw explained that Nigeria is favoured to receive the newest Aircraft in the world, the Airbus A-350 because of its strategic position in Africa.

He disclosed that Lagos and Dubai are the first airports to receive the Ethiopian Airlines Brand new baby, recalling that almost four years ago he was the host to receive Ethiopian Airlines Boeing B787 Dreamliner to Africa and to Lagos.

The A350 XWB aircraft is fitted with the latest high-definition touchscreen personal monitors and a higher selection of movies, television series and audio channels. The airline said the in-flight Wi-Fi connection will be made available on the aircraft in the future.

Bengashaw noted that 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.