Ethiopian Airlines colorfully marked orphan children’s Christmas party on December 31, 2016 at its headquarters, providing the children drawn from fourteen humanitarian organizations with giveaway items and entertaining them with lively artistic performances.
Present at the celebration were ET management staff, orphan children and parents from fourteen NGO’s, Ethiopian Brand Ambassador, Hanna Godefa and employees from different working units. The occasion was celebrated with a variety of proceedings including musical performances, question and answer competitions and experience sharing programs by the aviation academy trainees, nurses and technical sales staff.
While delivering a keynote speech on the occasion, Ato Mesay Shiferaw, A/VP Corporate HRM at Ethiopian, said, "We are increasingly embarking on corporate social responsibility endeavors so as to sustainably ensure social and economic wellbeing of the children; and today’s Christmas party is a continuation of our commitments to be alongside the children and make them self-reliant citizens”.
Playing a prominent role in creating a developed Ethiopia through its bold interventions that can greatly supplement the efforts in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the national flag carrier, Ethiopian, is aggressively discharging its responsibilities through alleviating economic challenges working alone as a company as well as in collaboration with different NGOs.
Ethiopian has been celebrating Christmas with orphans for more than 10 years with different non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at its Headquarter.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin. Ethiopian was the first airline in Africa to own and operate each of 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 annual growth of 25% in the past seven years.
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Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
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Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer