Guest Contributor | Aug 30, 2019 | 0
Ethiopian knows how to make flying pleasant
19 December 2016 – Ethiopian Airlines recently won the Airline of the Year award for the fifth consecutive year. The award was announced at the 48th Annual General Assembly of the African Airlines Association, held at the end of November at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Ethiopian has been applauded for its outstanding financial performance, technological leadership, investment in a modern fuel efficient fleet, exemplary cooperation with other African carriers, and significantly expanding its route network in Africa and beyond. The airline was also cited for its growing cargo operations with the largest cargo fleet on the continent and huge investment in maintenance and training facilities to support.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said, “We are honoured by this recognition from sister airlines in Africa for the fifth consecutive year. The award underscores the continuous efforts and hard work of Ethiopian employees who are striving day and night to surpass customers’ expectations.”
“Although Africa is registering rapid economic and travel growth, this growth is primarily benefiting non-African carriers. I would like to remind fellow African airlines that African aviation holds a very strong future with vigorous fundamentals for aviation to thrive, only if we Africans look inwards in the continent to leverage the available internal resources to create synergy through collaborative partnerships in areas of training, technical and management support.
In its seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian Airlines is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 to become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centres. The airline has poster average annual growth of 25% over the past seven years.