Ethiopian wins Bombardiers Airline Reliability Performance Award
Addis Ababa, May 5 (WIC) - Ethiopian Airlines, for a second time in a row, has won “The 2011 Annual Airline Reliability Performance Award” from the Bombardier Aerospace on April 30, 2012.
According to a statement issued by the airlines, Ethiopian achieved the highest overall dispatch reliability and placed first overall in the Q-400 product category for the Middle East and Africa region.
Mesfin Tassew, Chief Operating Officer of Ethiopian Airlines received the award at the annual Airline Reliability Performance Awards Gala Dinner held at the Disney Atlantic Dance Hall in Orlando, Florida, USA on April 30, 2012.
With the introduction of the Q-400 aircraft, Ethiopian not only has enhanced the comfort and safety of its customers but also effectively addressed the need for additional capacity spurred by the country’s double digit economic growth.
Enhancing further its domestic and regional services, Ethiopian Airlines also connects regional states with neighboring countries.
Ethiopian Airlines owns eight Bombardier Q-400s which provide services on its domestic and regional routes. The airline recently ordered five more Q-400s, upgraded with seven business class seats, bigger baggage compartments and two lavatories.
Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Performance Awards are presented each year to operators of CRJ services and Q-400 series aircraft in recognition of outstanding dispatch reliability.
Each winner must succeed in delivering an average dispatch reliability rate of 99 percent or better on revenue passenger flight in 2011 and the highest dispatch reliability performance in their respective product class and region.
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