Ethiopian Received Airline of the Year Award for the Fourth Year in a Row from AFRAA - November 10, 2015

Ethiopian Received Airline of the Year Award for the Fourth Year in a Row from AFRAA

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has been named for the fourth year in a row as the Airline of the Year by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) at its 47th Annual General Assembly held between 8 and 12 November 2015, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

Ethiopian is awarded Airline of the Year for its outstanding financial performance in 2014 and its ever expanding intra-Africa network and sound growth plan, reiterating its consistent profitability, and sound strategy, which has enabled Ethiopian to enhance partnerships with fellow African airlines showcasing ASKY and Malawian Airline as successful multiple hub operators for the continent .

Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam remarked, “First and foremost I would like to thank AFRAA, our continental Association, for the continued recognition of our superior performance. I would also like to thank the more than 9,000 strong employees who have worked 24/7 around the globe to make the airline a distinguished shining star on the skies. As a truly indigenous Pan-African airline bringing Africa together and connecting with the rest of the world continuously for the last seven decades, we are honored to receive this prestigious award for the last four consecutive years and it will energize us further to do more for the continent in our vision 2025 strategic road map.”

He added, “Today Africa is on the rise, inhabiting the newly emerging fastest-growing economies and youngest population which could serve as a spring board to an enhanced future of the region. We pledge to sustain our commitment to expand our reach in our home market, Africa with a view to support to the continent’s socio-economic integration and development besides realizing the renaissance of our beloved continent.”

Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline, including the APEX Passenger Choice Award, the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry, CAPA Airline of the Year Award, the Best Regional Airline Award by Air Transport World, are few to mention.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its close to seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled 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 91 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

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Ethiopian Airlines

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