Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has ranked 6th among 22 most dependable Airlines around the world. The ranking was made after a serious assessment in three areas: On-time performance, low costs to check bags, average age of an airline fleet.
To read more on CBSNews please click on the link below: The 22 most dependable airlines in the world The report stated that Ethiopian has been in rapid expansion mode to capture the ever increasing Africa-Asia market. Ethiopian has currently operate 76 modern and state-of-the art fleet with an average age of 7 years and flies to more than 100 international and domestic destinations. It is also to be recalled that Ethiopian has recently won the Airline of the Year Award for the second time in a row at MICE Magazine’s 8th Annual Industry Golden Chair Awards held in Beijing, China on April 1, 2015 About Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa.
In 2014, IATA ranked Ethiopian as the largest airline in Africa in revenue and profit. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has been a pioneer of African aviation as an aircraft technology leader providing the first jet service in the continent in 1962, and availing the first African B767 in 1984, the first African B777-200LR in 2010 and the first African and second only to Japan B787 Dreamliner in 2012. Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 83 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, 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 airline group in Africa with seven strategic business units: Ethiopian International Passenger Service; Ethiopian Regional Service; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Service and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning, including SKYTRAX and Passenger Choice Awards in 2013 and has been registering an average growth of 25% per annum in the past seven years.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer