Ethiopian Airlines Wins Best African Airline Award at Business Traveller Awards 2023

Addis Ababa, September 14, 2023

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s leading airline, is pleased to announce that it has been crowned as the ‘Best African Airline’ at Business Traveller Awards 2023. Business Traveller Awards has named Ethiopian as the Best African Airline for four years in a row, since 2020. 

Extending his congratulatory message, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “We are extremely happy to have won the much contested and globally acclaimed Business Traveller Awards as the Best African Airline. The award means a lot for us and it is very special as it comes in a perfect time when we start the New Ethiopian Year of 2016. I would like to sincerely express my gratitude to each one of our customers for their strong vote of confidence. I also thank the hardworking Ethiopian workforce whose commitment to excellence has brought us thus far and will take us further.

The year 2023 has been very special for Ethiopian Airlines as it has won much-coveted multiple industry awards from Business Traveller Awards to SKYTRAX World Airline Awards, to APEX Passenger Choice Awards among others. Ethiopian success has been demonstrated in both passenger and cargo and logistics services in its vast network across the globe. 

Business Traveller is the leading magazine for frequent business traveller. The Business Traveller Awards are voted for by readers of the magazine, with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company, and are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence. Ethiopian triumph was announced at an event held in London’s Royal Garden hotel on Wednesday 13 September, by the publishers of Business Traveller Magazine, Panacea Media.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is the fastest-growing airlines brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand. In its seventy-seven years of successful operations, Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline, has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. In addition to its main hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it is also pursuing its multi-hub strategy through a hub in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet category consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate most of these aircraft. 

Having achieved its strategic plan (Vision 2025) ahead of time, Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2035 that will see it become one of the top 20 most competitive and leading aviation groups in the world by providing safe, secured, market driven and customer focused Passenger and Cargo Transport and Logistics, Aviation Training, Airport Management and Ground Services, MRO and Aerospace Manufacturing and Travel and Tourism Services. As a multi-award-winning airline, Ethiopian has been the champion in various coveted awards including Skytrax’s ‘Best Airline in Africa Award’ for six consecutive years among others. The airline has been a Star Alliance member since 2011 and has been registering more than threefold growth in the past 10 years. 

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