Ethiopian wins Best Airline of the Year Award in China

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Addis Ababa, 16 April 2014 (WIC) - Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, has won the Best Airline of the Year Award at MICE Magazine’s 7th Annual Award Ceremony held in Beijing, China on April 11, 2014.

The ceremony was held in the presence of 200 top travel trade professionals, travel agents, representatives of the national tourism offices and media from all over China. The award was given by Chinese travel professionals and passengers in recognition of exceptional Ethiopian service to the Chinese market.

MICE Magazine is the leading media outlet in China reaching over 210,000 travel industry professionals. Its annual awards are given based on on-line voting from the traveling and trade professionals, travel agents, consumers and media.

“I wish to thank the travel and trade professionals, travel agents, media and above all our esteemed customers from China for this award and for their vote of confidence in our airline with record number of them choosing Ethiopian for their travel needs,” Ethiopian Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, said.

Ethiopian has become the airline of choice for Chinese travelers thanks to the unmatched and convenient connectivity options with combined 28 weekly nonstop flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong and connecting to over 48 destinations in Africa and two destinations in Brazil with multiple award-winning on-board service.
We pledge to work hard on continuous improvement of our service and keep winning the confidence of our esteemed customers”.

Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving 80 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily flights, and using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s. The airline is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including SKYTRAX “Best Airline Staff Service in Africa’’; Best Travel Media “Africa’s Best Business Class Airline”; and Passenger Choice “Best Airline in Africa”.