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Ethiopian Airlines to Introduce High-Speed In-Flight Broadband

Ethiopian Airlines is to offer advanced high-speed in-flight broadband to passengers as part of its fleet development.

Ethiopian – which has a presence at Dublin Airport – is the latest long-haul carrier to offer such a service, and recent research found that passengers are more likely to re-book with an airline which offers high-quality WiFi and broadband services.

The new services will be onboard Ethiopian’s new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said: “As we endeavour to maintain our position as Africa’s number one and among the leading airlines globally, we know one of the key success factors is giving our passengers the best possible onboard experience. Connectivity is a crucial part of our services and products; and bringing Inmarsat’s best-in-class GX Aviation service to our passengers, as part of Airbus’ HBCplus programme, is a major step forward. We want to give our passengers the possibility to stream, surf, and chat from thousands of feet in the air, no matter where their route or destination is. Inmarsat’s seamless, truly global inflight connectivity will be vital to deliver this. We look forward to a very successful partnership with Inmarsat and Airbus, now and in the years to come.”

Mr Tasew was in Dublin, last month, to pick up the award for Best Overall Airline in Africa, for Ethiopian, at the 2023 APEX Passenger Choice Awards, which were held here.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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