Addis Ababa, 07 November 2020
Ethiopian Airlines and Airbus in partnership with Aviation Sans Frontieres and Pablo Horstmann Foundation have transported humanitarian goods onboard two new Airbus A350-900 aircraft delivered to Ethiopian on 6 November 2020.
The humanitarian shipment, took off from Toulouse, France to Addis Ababa, loaded with approximately 5 tons of cargo consisting of medical and IT equipment. The goods will support the work of the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia and The Pablo Horstmann Foundation, which runs Children hospital in Ethiopia.
Commenting on the shipment of the humanitarian aid, Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said, “As an airline committed to social responsibility, we have been ferrying humanitarian shipments as part of our initiatives to give back to society. The humanitarian aid we are carrying with the delivery of the two new Airbus A350-900 aircraft is an extension of our social commitments. I would like to thank Airbus for joining us in this noble initiative as it has been doing in the past.”
“At Airbus, we collaborate with our customers whenever possible in order to support humanitarian causes around the world. I would like to thank Ethiopian Airlines for making this flight possible - using delivery flights to transport much-needed goods is a great example of aviation being a force for good” said Julie Kitcher, Airbus EVP Communications and Corporate Affairs.
Note to Editors:
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years 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 to 127 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, 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 Six business units: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
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Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer