ADDIS ABEBA – The European plane-maker Airbus has delivered two new Airbus A350-900 aircrafts to Ethiopian Airlines on Saturday.
The aircrafts are two of the 10 new Airbus A350-900 the national flag carrier ordered in 2017, bringing the total number of Ethiopia’s Airbus fleet to 16.
“It’s double delivery day! ,” the plane-maker Airbus said on Saturday. “We’re pleased to see two A350 joining Ethiopian airlines’ fleet today.”
The airline has been operating A350-900 for the last four years. The addition of these two new aircraft will increase the total to 16, Ethiopian said.
The national flag carrier also confirmed the arrival of the two brand-new A-350 aircraft on the same day. “we have also donated humanitarian medical equipment brought on-board the delivery flight of the new aircraft,” the airlines said.
Ethiopian placed an order for 10 Airbus A350-900 passenger jets in June 2017 to be deployed on its long haul routes connecting Addis Abeba with destinations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
The new aricrafts have brought 4.97 tones of medical and IT equipment donated by the Airbus Foundation to Ethiopia.
The Airlines has handed the donations to the health officials over at a grand event held on the same day at ET Cargo & Logistics Services.
The relief items will go to the Ministry of Health and The Pablo Horstmann foundation pediatric clinic” in Maki Town, according to the Airlines officials.