Meles Contributed Immensely to Ethiopian Airlines Achievements: CEO Tewolde

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Addis Ababa, 23 August 2014 (WIC) - The contribution of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is immense in enabling Ethiopian Airlines attain the acclaim it has won  internationally, Chief Executive Officer of the airline said.

Employees of the airline commemorated on Thursday, August 21, 2014 the second anniversary of the death of PM Meles Zenawi.

Speaking on the occasion, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the premier had played a significant role in cutting short the bottlenecks the airline encountered in securing international flight permissions and other hurdles.

Meles had been forwarding constructive comments on "Vision 2025", providing useful moral support and close assistance to the rapid growth the airline registered in the past years, he noted.

Employees of the airline are working diligently to realize the vision of PM Meles Zenawi, the CEO indicated.

Ethiopian has given special attention to floricultural development and tourism industry that are flourishing in the country, he pointed out.

Ethiopian Airlines is the leading profitable airline in Africa and 16th internationally, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

According to ENA, Ethiopian flies to 82 cities in five continents, it was learned.