Ethiopian Wins the 2008 Best Airlines in Africa Award - 27 October, 2008

Ethiopian Airlines scooped the 2008 Best Airline in Africa Award at the African Travel Award gala night held in Lagos, Nigeria. The award was conferred to Ethiopian for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.

The organizer of the 4th Akwaaba travel market Mrs. Ikechi Uko said, “It is a well deserved award as Ethiopian Airlines has served Africa well over the years being the major link between the East, West and North and South Africa. “Ethiopian provides the traveling public with the best service possible, and the quality of its service contributed to the growth of Travel and Tourism in Africa.”, she added.

The award was presented to Ato Busera Awel, Ethiopian Vice President- Commercial at the award dinner held at Expo Centre Eko Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria on October 25, 2008. Upon receiving the award, Ato Busera said, “The award marks a joyous moment for all of us at Ethiopian which more than ever before reaffirms that our customers are standing with us and share our endeavor for excellence.”

Akwaaba Travel Market is the only international travel exhibition in West Africa recognized by the UN-World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). It is organized annually by African Travel Quarter (ATQ) magazine, the first International Travel Magazine in West Africa.

 In addition to the latest award, Ethiopian has won the 2008 corporate achievement award in Johannesburg in August 2008, and Brussels Airport Award for long haul services on October 23, 2008. 

The establishment of Ethiopian as the leading African carrier in the 1960’s and the extension of services to most cities of Africa represent milestone in the history of the airline.

Currently, Ethiopian flies to 32 cities in Africa with seamless connections within the continent and beyond via the strategic hub of the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian recently won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace and continued contribution towards the growth of African aviation industry.

Ethiopian Airlines,, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the recent addition of new flight services to Ouagadougou and Lubumbashi, Ethiopian provides seamless services to 32 cities in Africa and to a total of 52 international destinations spread around the globe.

Ethiopian will be the first carrier to operate the 787 Dreamliner in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.