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Ethiopian Airlines retrofits B777 fleet with full flat-beds in business class

Posted 13 August 2015 · Add Comment

Ethiopian Airlines has made its business class cabin more comfortable by retrofitting all its Boeing 777 fleet with 180 business class full flat beds.

Ethiopian has invested over USD four million in the retrofitting program. The retro-fitting was performed at its own MRO center and with its own engineers. 

Ato Tewolde  Gebremariam, CEO  Ethiopian Airlines  said: "I  would like to congratulate our MRO team for  the  outstanding performance and  for  the job well done.  On the other hand we are very pleased to provide our passengers with the best on-board experience especially on our long-haul routes. Ethiopian Airlines has made the choice of purchasing the 180°flat business class seats because of the enhanced customer satisfaction they bring.  Our business passengers will be able to sleep and arrive fresh to their destinations fully rested and ready to take on business after a good night’s sleep." 

MD MRO Ethiopian Airlines Group, Zemene Nega, added:  “We are pleased to successfully complete the retrofitting project on our B777 fleet with our in-house capability which is a testament of Ethiopian self-sufficiency in trained aviation professionals. We have made huge investments to accomplish the retrofitting project which encompasses; modifying seats to full flat laying positions, rearranging passenger service, rework on IFE  and software change.”

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