Ethiopian Airlines takes A350 to London route
Africa’s first and most technologically advanced aircraft, Airbus A350 XWB, has been launched on the London Heathrow route by the Ethiopian Airlines.
According to the carrier, passengers on its daily non-stop services between Heathrow to Addis Ababa, will be able to benefit from the cabin interior features with the latest high-definition touchscreen personal monitors, as well as a higher selection of movies, television series and audio channels.
It added that: “They will also enjoy the wider seats and wide windows, the lowest twin engine noise level, advanced air conditioning technology and full LED mood lighting, which enhance comfort and reduce jetlag after a long flight.”
“The Business class cabin, ‘Cloud 9’, is outfitted with 30 state-of-the-art diamond seats, which fully lie-flat bed in a 2x2x2 configuration, offering superior comfort and privacy for its premium travellers. Economy class will also have 313 seats in a 3X3X3 configuration offering comfortable seat pitch to passengers.”
It further stated that 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, it noted, also improves performance in operation. 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 in the wide body category.
Ethiopian has ordered 14 Airbus A350 aircraft and will receive the second one in mid August, bringing increased comfort levels to its customers.