For Four Years in a Row
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa,
is pleased to announce that it has won the 2014 Airline Reliability Performance
Award from Bombardier Aerospace. Ethiopian has won the award four years in a row.
The award was given to Ethiopian for achieving an average dispatch reliability
rate of 99.4 percent, making it first in the overall Q-400 product category for
the Middle East and Africa region. The award recognizes the skill and dedication
of Ethiopian employees working on the turbo prop and light aircraft of the airline.
Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian CEO said; "We are pleased to receive the award
for the fourth year in a row. I wish to thank our employees and especially those
working in our light aircraft and turbo-prop section for this outstanding result.
It is the fruit of their continued dedication and hard work. We are committed to
providing to our esteemed customers reliable schedule and punctual flights at all
times. Our higher dispatch reliability performance is a reflection of this commitment
to our customers on the domestic and regional routes."
Mr. Todd Young, Bombardier Vice-President Customer Service and Support, said:
‘’Ethiopian Airlines was the first operator to introduce the Bombardier Q400 in
a dual class configuration. Indeed, they have a well-equipped maintenance space
and recently certified as a Bombardier authorized service facility for the Bombardier
Q400 aircraft. Ethiopian won this reliability award for the fourth times which is
a testimony to their commitment to their quality of maintenance and utilizing Q400
for both Regional and Domestic routes. It is my great pleasure to once again recognize
their effort and achieving this reliability award".
Ethiopian currently operates 13 Q-400 Next Generation aircraft, of which five
of them are re-configured in to business and economy class with 7 and 60 seats respectively.
The Q-400 is an ideal aircraft for domestic and regional flights with a speed closer
to narrow body jet airplanes and with reduced noise, fuel consumption and emission.
Ethiopian flies the Q-400 to 18 domestic destinations and regional routes such
as Djibouti, Mombasa, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Entebbe, Kigali,
Juba, Khartoum and Hargeisa.
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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