Ethiopian Chosen by Passengers as Best Airline in Africa - 12 September, 2013

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Passenger Choice Awards for “Best Regional Airline in Africa” on September 9, 2013 at a gala event held in Anaheim, California.

The Passenger Choice Awards were created by the USA based Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) to give voice to airline passengers. APEX encompasses a network of professionals that are committed to providing an outstanding airline experience for passengers around the globe.

"I would like to thank our passengers for their resounding vote of confidence. This is a strong confirmation that Ethiopian has become an airline of choice by millions of customers. In our belief of continuous improvement, we will continue to expand our strong network of connectivity of 76 international destinations in five continents operated with one of the youngest and most modern fleet. We will enhance our award winning customer services flavored by Ethiopian Hospitality both on ground and in the air.

The award is also a recognition and an encouragement for all Ethiopian employees all over the world, who are working hard every day to make our Pan-African airline shine high in the sky. I thank them and call upon them to continue giving their best in the service of our passengers," said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.

Ethiopian in-flight magazine, Selamta, was also a finalist among the five best worldwide airline magazines at the Passenger Choice Awards of 2013.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivaled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 76 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.