Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing African Airline, is proud to announce that it will
commence thrice weekly flight to Ndola, Zambia effective 31 March 2013.
Ndola, the third largest city in Zambia, is the industrial and commercial center in the
copper belt province of the country. Ndola will be Ethiopian 45th African and the 72nd
international destination. It will also be its second destination in Zambia next to Lusaka.
“We are proud to add Ndola to Ethiopian wide route network. It is a continuation of
our efforts to achieve the goal of connecting Africa to the world, by adding multiple
points in Africa and serving the air connectivity needs of the continent,” said Tewolde
Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
With the new service, passengers to and from Ndola will find convenient and hassle free
connection to destinations in Ethiopian wide route network such as Mumbai, Dubai,
London, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Cairo and Peking.
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 "Airline Reliability Performance Award"
from the Bombardier Aerospace; "African Airline of the Year Award" from Air Transport Quarterly Magazine;
"Transformation Award 2012" from Planet Africa Network; "International Diamond Prize for Excellence in
Quality" from the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR). Also Captain Desta Zeru, Vice-President of
Flight Operations, won "Africa Legend of Travel" award from African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) magazine; and
Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, won "African CEO of the year" from the African CEO Forum as
well as "African Business Leader of the Year" award from the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA).
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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