Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Revamp For Ethiopian Airlines 767's

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline of Africa has retrofitted the first of its B767-300ER aircraft with a complete refurbishment that includes lie flat seats, super in inflight entertainment system and wifi.

The Cloud Nine business class seats feature 17-inch TV screens and in-seat power sockets. The aircraft’s economy cabin has also been refurbished, with new seats offering wifi IFE accessible on passengers’ personal devices.

Commenting on the refurbishment project Ethiopian Group’s CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said, “As a customer focused and market driven airline, we are always committed to offering unmatched travel experiences for our customers.  By December 2017, all our B767 fleet will be fitted with flat-bed seats in Cloud Nine with access to a range of video programming available for wireless streaming in all cabins.  I would like to congratulate our engineering and maintenance team at Ethiopian MRO for the job well done and wish to pledge to our customers that we shall always strive to ensure their extra comfort every time they fly with us.”

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian is the largest airline in Africa at the moment a takes the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo traffic. It operating the youngest and most modern fleet, the average age of their planes are just five years. The airline flies to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian is currently part way through a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 which is expect to see the company become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

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