Ethiopian Wins Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Performance Award For 5th Year in a Row-9 June 2015

Ethiopian Wins Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Performance Award For 5th Year in a Row

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable aviation group in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has - for the fifth year in a row - won the 2015 Airline Reliability Performance Award from Bombardier Aerospace on May 26 at the Sheraton Arabellapark Hotel in Munich, Germany.This accolade comes just a few days after Ethiopian Airline Group CEO was awarded the 2015 International Grand Prix special ‪award in Milan.

The Airline Reliability Performance Award is a highly respected award in the industry and is also regarded as a mark of distinction for the recipients, their employees and their customers alike. Ethiopian won the award in the Q400- Africa and Middle East Region for High Dispatch Reliability of a Q400 Fleet, placing it first-overall in the Q-400 product category for the region. The award recognizes the skill and dedication of Ethiopian’s employees working on the turbo-prop and light aircrafts of the airline.

Kidus Melkamu

Ethiopian's Director Line Maintenance Kidus Melkamu receiving the award

Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines CEO said; “This is another proud moment for Ethiopian, we are pleased to receive the award for the fifth year in a row. I wish to thank our employees and especially those working in our light aircraft and turbo-prop section for this outstanding result. It is the fruit of their continued dedication and hard work.”

He added “We are committed to providing to our esteemed customers reliable schedule and punctual flights at all times. Our higher dispatch reliability performance is a reflection of this commitment to our customers on the domestic and regional routes.’’

Ethiopian currently operates Seventeen Q-400 Next Generation aircraft five of which were re-configured into business and economy classes with 7 and 60 seats respectively. The Q-400 is an ideal aircraft for domestic and regional flights with a speed comparable to narrow body jet airplanes and with reduced noise, fuel consumption and emissions.

Ethiopian flies the Q-400 to 20 domestic destinations and regional routes such as Djibouti, Mombasa, Kilimanjaro, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Entebbe, Kigali, Juba, Khartoum and Hargeisa.

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, 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 85 international destinations across five continents.

Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300      ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 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.

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