Ethiopian Airlines is set to elevate its passenger experience by expanding its Airbus A350 order to a total of 33 aircraft. The airline’s commitment to innovation across its fleet is evident in the additional 11 A350s it has recently secured, reinforcing its dedication to providing a superior onboard experience.
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Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is embarking on a $190 million program to modernize its air navigation services, aiming to enhance air traffic control capacity in response to the escalating passenger levels in the region.
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Airbus achieves a significant milestone with Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s premier carrier. The airline has formally expanded its A350 widebody order, securing an additional 11 aircraft through a memorandum of understanding (MoU). This brings Ethiopian Airlines’ total A350 fleet to 33, demonstrating a firm commitment to staying at the forefront of aviation technology and providing an exceptional onboard experience for passengers.
Mesfin Tasew, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, expressed enthusiasm about the agreement, emphasizing the airline’s dedication to comfort and customer-focused innovation.
“We are keen to expand our fleet size, acquiring the latest technology aircraft to offer a convenient and memorable onboard experience to our esteemed passengers.”
This announcement follows closely on the heels of Ethiopian Airlines’ substantial Boeing order from the previous day, which included an additional 67 aircraft, comprising 20 Boeing 737 MAX and 11 Boeing 787-9s. Addressing potential concerns surrounding the renewed MAX order, Tasew assured reporters in an interview with Bloomberg that all defects had been rectified by Boeing, underscoring the airline’s commitment to safety and quality.