Ethiopian Airlines will operate its new Airbus A350 aircraft on the daily service between Addis Ababa and London Heathrow from mid-August.
Business Traveller was alerted to the news by industry website airlineroute.net, and a search on the carrier’s online reservations system confirms that the A350 is scheduled to operate on flights ET700 from Addis Ababa, and ET701 from London.
Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of its first A350-900 at the end of June, becoming the first African carrier to fly the new-generation wide-body aircraft.
The airline has a total of 14 A350s on order, configured with 30 Cloud Nine business class seats, and 318 economy seats.
The carrier is scheduled to take delivery of its second A350 aircraft in August.