Dubai Airshow 2023: Ethiopian Airlines Signs MoU For 11 A350s
Ethiopia’s flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, and Airbus have announced that the former has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to buy eleven additional A350-900 widebody jets from the latter. The new agreement bumps the carrier’s backlog with the European aircraft manufacturer for the A350 to thirty-three. That count also includes four A350-1000 aircraft.
Presently, Ethiopian Airlines has a fleet of twenty Airbus A350-900s. Once the latest order is completed, the airline will become the largest A350 operator in Africa. An A350, depending on the derivative and configuration, can seat between 300 and 410 passengers and cover routes up to 9,700 nautical miles (17,964km) nonstop.
At the ongoing Dubai Airshow 2023, Ethiopian Airlines also announced a deal for up to sixty-seven jets from Boeing.