|Ethiopian Voted and Won Best Airline of the Year Award in China - 15 April, 2014|
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa,
is pleased to announce that it 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 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.
Ethiopian Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, said, "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 has become the
airline of choice for Chinese travelers thanks to our unmatched and convenient connectivity
options with combined 28 weekly nonstop flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou
and Hong Kong using the latest technology aircraft such as the B787 and B777, and
connecting to over 48 destinations in Africa and two destinations in Brazil with
multiple award-winning on-board service. W e 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".
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its
operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s
leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network
operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 80 international destinations
across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such
as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter
and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline
in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025
that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business
centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger
Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight
Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning
airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
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