Ethiopian Airlines Group and Airbus have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 11 additional Airbus A350-900s. This agreement brings Ethiopian Airlines’ total order book and commitment for the A350 aircraft to 33, which includes four A350-1000s. Presently, Ethiopian Airlines operates a fleet of 20 A350-900s. With this latest commitment,…
Ethiopian Airlines A350
During a delivery ceremony on Tuesday in Toulouse, Ethiopian Airlines became the first carrier in the African continent, and the second Star Alliance airline, to fly Airbus’ new state-of-the-art A350 aircraft.
While that alone is an important milestone, the event had greater significance for Airbus, the airline, and the African continent in which Ethiopian Airlines sets high standards.
That the A350 is the first Airbus aircraft selected by Ethiopian Airlines for its young fleet is an important vote of confidence, both for the plane and for the manufacturer, which will resonate with competitors in Africa and beyond.