Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce
that it has won the Passenger Choice Awards for “Best Regional Airline in Africa”
on September 9, 2013 at a gala event held in Anaheim, California.
The Passenger Choice Awards were created by the USA based Airline Passenger Experience
Association (APEX) to give voice to airline passengers. APEX encompasses a network
of professionals that are committed to providing an outstanding airline experience
for passengers around the globe.
"I would like to thank our passengers for their resounding vote of confidence.
This is a strong confirmation that Ethiopian has become an airline of choice by
millions of customers. In our belief of continuous improvement, we will continue
to expand our strong network of connectivity of 76 international destinations in
five continents operated with one of the youngest and most modern fleet. We will
enhance our award winning customer services flavoured by Ethiopian Hospitality both
on ground and in the air.
The award is also a recognition and an encouragement for all Ethiopian employees
all over the world, who are working hard every day to make our Pan-African airline
shine high in the sky. I thank them and call upon them to continue giving their
best in the service of our passengers," said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
Ethiopian in-flight magazine, Selamta, was also a finalist among the five best
worldwide airline magazines at the Passenger Choice Awards of 2013.
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 76 international destinations
across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally
friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, 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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