For Immediate Release

Nov 12 2019, Toronto, Ontario The first Ethiopian Airbus A350 arrived from Addis Ababa to Toronto on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Both passengers and crew disembarked to a warm welcome from Samson Arega, Ethiopian Airlines Canada country manager and David Timmins national sales manager and the Ethiopian Airlines Canada team.


“Today is an amazing day for us as we welcome our new Airbus A350. The Canadian market is a significant market for us as we continue to grow both in the trade and tourism sectors,” said Samson Arega, Ethiopian Airlines Canada Country Manager.


“I am thrilled with the positive feedback we are receiving here in Canada. It’s this enthusiasm and support that continues to raise awareness of Ethiopian Airlines as a choice for travellers looking for the fastest and shortest journey to Africa.


Members of the media were invited to tour and photograph the interior of the new Ethiopian A350 before passengers boarded for their direct flight to Addis Ababa scheduled that morning.

Click here to see the video from the celebration.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Usyy5mVFU0

About Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the largest and fastest-growing airline in Africa. For more than 70 years of operation, Ethiopian is the continent’s leading carrier, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian operates the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 125 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. The Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft, such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin. The average age of the aircraft is five years. Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian Airlines flies direct from Toronto to Addis Ababa five times weekly. This route will now be serviced with our Airbus 350. Ethiopian Airlines is the largest airline in Africa, with one of the youngest fleets in the world. Ethiopian Airlines, a Star Alliance member, is currently the only African operator of the Airbus



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