Ethiopian Airlines set to Launch Africa’s First Airbus A350 on London Heathrow Route

Africa’s first and most technologically advanced aircraft, the Airbus A350 XWB, will be launched on the London Heathrow route from Sunday 14th August 2016.

Passengers on the airlines’ daily non-stop services between Heathrow to Addis Ababa will be able to enjoy the more spacious seats and wider windows, the lowest twin engine noise level, advanced air conditioning technology and full LED mood lighting designed to enhance comfort and reduce jet-lag after a long flight.  They will also be able to enjoy the amazing cabin interior features with the latest high-definition touchscreen personal monitors showcasing a wider selection of movies, television series and audio channels.

The Business class cabin, ‘Cloud 9’, will be outfitted with 30 state of the art BCE diamond seats which convert to a 78” fully lie-flat bed in a 2x2x2 configuration, offering superior comfort and privacy for its premium travelers. Economy will have 313 seats in a 3X3X3 configuration offering 32” of seat pitch to passengers.

The A350 XWB is one of the most comfortable, technologically innovative and fuel-efficient aircraft in the market today providing exceptional levels of luxury and reliability combined with the latest technology for a totally unique passenger experience.

The A350 XWB’s innovative technology also improves performance in operation. Its revolutionary airframe and simplified systems have optimized fuel burn, maintenance costs and reliability, and its engines have the lowest carbon dioxide CO2 emissions of any in the wide body category.

Michael Yared, Ethiopian Airlines Country Manager UK, said: “We are proud to be the only airline in Africa operating the ultra-modern Airbus A350.  Equally myself and the team in UK are excited to have the brand new A350 aircraft on the route to meet the increased demand and look forward to showcasing the product to our valued customers, industry colleagues and partners’’. 

Ethiopian has ordered 14 Airbus A350 aircraft in total and will continue to receive the remaining 13 in the near future bringing increased comfort levels to more of its valued customers.

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Julie Hedley or Anita Powell at Small World Marketing t: 0845 634 1460 m: 0781 249 9890