Ethiopian Airlines (EA) has said it will bring its newest aircraft in the world, the Airbus A350, to Nigeria by this Friday
“Lagos and Dubai are the first stations to receive Ethiopian Airlines' brand new baby,” the company announced in a statement according to BusinessDay.
It has since become the first airline in Africa to take delivery of Airbus A350XWB, following an acquisition at Toulouse, France in June.
According to the release, the A350 XWB was built for passengers comfort, 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.
EA group CEO Ato Tewolde Gebremariam said, “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 Ethiopia to continue making Africa first in aviation technology.”
The A350 XWB’s innovative technology is also said to improve performance in operation, as its revolutionary airframe and simplified systems have optimised fuel burn, maintenance costs and reliability, and its engines have the lowest carbon dioxide emissions of any aircraft in the wide body category.
EA has ordered 14 Airbus A350 XWB aircrafts and is expecting to receive the remaining 13 soon.