Ethiopian Airlines will celebrate its first year anniversary as a Star Alliance
member on December 13, 2012 with various prizes prepared for its customers.
Ethiopian will award round trip tickets for passengers, who fly on Ethiopian
from one of the following Star Alliance hubs within its network - Frankfurt, Washington
D.C., and Beijing – to Addis Ababa on that day.
Passengers flying from Addis Ababa to one of the five regions Ethiopian flies
to will also enjoy prizes. The airline will also raffle round trip tickets to passengers
flying outbound from its main hub in Addis Ababa.
"It gives us great pleasure to celebrate our first year anniversary as a member
of Star Alliance. Our membership has greatly enhanced the service we provide to
our customers. Through the Star network, the largest in the world, our customers
are enjoying seamless travel experience to over 193 countries, earning and redeeming
miles on frequent flier programs of member airlines, getting access to more than
990 lounges and benefiting from more coordinated schedules. I would like to take
this opportunity to thank Star Alliance GMBH, member airlines and our esteemed customers
for their continued support and vote of confidence." said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO
Ethiopian membership in Star Alliance, the largest alliance in the world, has
enabled its customers to benefit from connections to 1,358 airports in 193 countries
on one of the 21,956 daily flights offered by member airlines.
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, made its maiden international
flight to Cairo in 1946 and now the Airline provides dependable services to 70 international
destinations spanning four continents.
Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member. The Star Alliance network is
the leading global airline network offering customers convenient worldwide reach
and a smoother travel experience. The Star Alliance network offers more than 21,555
daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.
Ethiopian is a multi-award winner for its commitment and contributions towards
the development and growth of the African aviation industry and in recognition of
its distinguished long-haul operations enhanced by the introduction of new routes
and products. Recently, Ethiopian won Gold in the African Airline of the Year 2011/2012
Awards organized by the African Aviation News Portal. Ethiopian also received the
2011 AFRAA award for being consistently profitable over the years and has won the
"AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2011 Award" for its excellence in air cargo.
Ethiopian also won the 2012 "African Airline of the Year Award" from Air Transport
With its acquisition of and firm orders for several new modern fleet, the airline
is well positioned to pursue aggressively the implementation of its Vision 2025
strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.
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