Ethiopian’s A350 to Mum­bai

Apart from bring­ing its new gen­er­a­tion Air­bus 350900 to Mum­bai, In­dia, the air­line also ini­ti­ated the code-share agree­ment with South African Air­ways.

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Ethiopian Air­lines launched Africa’s first Ethiopian Air­bus A350-900 XWB on the Ad­dis Ababa-Mum­bai route on April 7, 2017. Pas­sen­gers on Ethiopian’s twice daily non­stop ser­vices be­tween Mum­bai to Ad­dis Ababa will be able to en­joy the ex­tra features of this lat­est fly­ing ma­chine: new cabin in­te­rior features with the lat­est high-def­i­ni­tion touch­screen, per­sonal mon­i­tors with a higher selec­tion of movies, wider seats and win­dows, the low­est twin en­gine noise level, ad­vanced air con­di­tion­ing tech­nol­ogy, full LED mood light­ing.

Tadesse Ti­lahun, Re­gional Di­rec­tor, Indian Sub­con­ti­nent, re­marked, “The A350 is a game-chang­ing fleet that has proven ex­cep­tional lev­els of lux­ury and re­li­a­bil­ity for a to­tally unique pas­sen­ger ex­pe­ri­ence. We are glad to be the first air­line to serve our Indian cus­tomers with this lat­est air­craft from Mum­bai.”

He added, “Cur­rently, we are op­er­at­ing 28 weekly pas­sen­ger flights to In­dia’s ma­jor cities, Mum­bai and Delhi. More­over, to fur­ther strengthen the grow­ing trade and com­mer­cial ties be­tween the boom­ing economies of In­dia and Africa at large, we have started weekly freighter op­er­a­tion to Ahmed­abad, our fifth cargo des­ti­na­tion in In­dia, since March 28. ”

In an­other devel­op­ment, Ethiopian Air­lines and South African Air­ways, both mem­bers of Star Al­liance, have en­tered into an ex­panded code­share agree­ment, inked on October 01, 2016 and pro­jected to be ef­fec­tive as of 2017 sum­mer sea­son. The re­vamped code-share agree­ment is an­tic­i­pated to fur­ther en­hance the co­op­er­a­tion among the two car­ri­ers and avail a range of ad­di­tional des­ti­na­tions for cus­tomers to travel to.

Girma Shiferaw, A/Vice Pres­i­dent Strate­gic Plan­ning and Al­liances, Ethiopian, re­marked, “The ex­panded code share be­tween the two car­ri­ers en­ables our cus­tomers en­joy the best pos­si­ble con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions and also plays a sig­nif­i­cant role in en­abling greater peo­ple-to-peo­ple, in­vest­ment, trade and tourism ties within Africa as well as with the rest of the World.”

Tadesse Ti­lahun Re­gional Di­rec­tor Indian Sub-con­ti­nent

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