Ethiopian Airlines has fully refurbished the first of its Boeing 767-300 ER fleet.
Cloud Nine business class now features brand new full flat-bed seats with 17 inch high resolution screens and in-seat power sockets.
Passengers in economy will also enjoy new seats, multiple channels of inflight audio and video entertainments accessible with their own mobile devices /tablets.
The refit of the entire 767 fleet will be completed by December 2017.
The airline completed retro-fitting all Boeing 777 passenger aircraft with a fully flat business class bed in August 2015.
Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam:
“As a customer focussed and market driven airline, we are always committed to avail unmatched travel experience for our customers. We have invested more than USD 6 million to retrofit our B-767-300 ER fleet, which will surely provide more choice and greater comfort to 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 is the flag-carrier of Ethiopia and is wholly Government owned.
It is a pan-African global carrier with the youngest fleet on the continent.
Routes: The airline flies to more than 91 international destinations in Africa, Asia, Brazil, Canada, Europe and the Middle East and the USA.
Fleet: Ethipian current operates over 84 passenger aircraft. It operates a mainly Boeing fleet and the current average age of the fleet is five years.
- 5 Airbus A350-900
- 25 Boeing B737
- 6 Boeing B767-300ER
- 10 Boeing B777
- 19 Boeing B787-8
- 19 Bombardier Q400
Passenger numbers: Almost 8 million per year.
Alliance: Star Alliance
N.B. Image credit: ethiopianairlines.com