Ethiopian wins African Airline of the Year Award

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Addis Ababa, 3 December 2013 (WIC) - Ethiopian Airlines won the 2013 “African Airline of the Year Award” from the African Airlines Association at its 45th Annual General Assembly meeting held last week in Mombasa, Kenya.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, received the award at a meeting attended by airline executives from 55 African countries, aircraft manufacturers, service providers and other aviation stakeholders.

Ethiopian was recognized by the African Airlines Association for its global standard service, fast expanding network and continuous profitability.

Tewolde said the award was a tribute to the company’s 7,000 plus employees as well as “recognition of the successful implementation of our 15 year strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, now in its fourth year. We are meeting and even exceeding the ambitious network and fleet expansion, and revenue and passenger growth targets”.

He noted that as 1 October 2013, the airline had been transformed into an aviation group, which will have, in addition to passenger and cargo businesses, other centers including Ethiopian MRO, Ethiopian Academy, Ethiopian Ground Services and Ethiopian In-Flight Catering.

According to ERTA, he said Ethiopia now had the youngest and most modern fleet in Africa and an extensive global network covering practically all sub-Saharan Africa and five continents.

During 2013, Ethiopian also won the SKYTRAX award for “Best Airline Staff Service in Africa” and the Passengers Choice Award for “Best Airline in Africa”.

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