Ethiopian Airlines introduces onboard Wi-Fi on A350 fleet

Ethiopian Airlines introduces onboard Wi-Fi on A350 fleet

Carrier to expand service to other long-haul aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines has introduced onboard Wi-Fi internet connectivity on its A350 fleet using the latest broadband satellite technology (Ka-band).

Passengers can access the in-flight connectivity service by purchasing vouchers at Ethiopian Airlines sales outlets including Addis Ababa International Airport customer service desk, boarding gate and cabin crews onboard the fights.

Online sales through credit and debit card and ShebaMiles miles are being offered additional options for passengers to access the service. The in-flight Wi-Fi can be accessed with smart phones, tablets and laptops.

Tewolde GebreMariam, group chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines, said: “We are glad to introduce in-flight internet connectivity with the latest broadband satellite technology, Ka-band, offering our passengers seamless digital experience as they fly Ethiopian.

“The launch of the onboard Wi-Fi internet is part of our relentless efforts to further add to passengers’ comfort keeping pace with the technology of the day.

“As customer-centric airline, we will remain focused on continuous service excellence, taking advantage of emerging technologies and infrastructure.”

Inflight Wi-Fi internet has been initially launched on the A350 fleet ahead of plans to expand the service on other long-haul aircraft.