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Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest cargo operator and logistics center in Africa, has been crowned as the Rising Star Carrier of the Year both in industry and customer choice awards on Payload Asia Awards 2017 gala dinner and awards ceremony, held at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore.

Payload Asia magazine, a respected voice of the air cargo industry, honours excellence in the air cargo industry with more than 90 nominations competing for 20 awards categories and more than 25,000 online votes in the Customer Choice Awards; with the results ultimately audited by an independent auditing firm, Alpes Assurance.

                                               Mr. Fitsum Abdy, MD Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics receiving the award at Payload Asia 2017

Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked: “We are glad that Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services is recognized as The Rising Star Carrier of the Year for the third year in a row. As one of the strategic business units under the Ethiopian Airlines Group, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has been one of the success stories in the effective implementation of our ambitious plan set in our long-term strategic road map, Vision 2025: currently operating in a state of the art cargo terminal, capable of accommodating 1 million tons per annum, flying to 44 global freighter destinations using the most modern fleet, B777 freighter. Supporting export of perishables and import of high value goods of the booming Ethiopian Economy and the entire African continent, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services is playing a vital roles in the growth of trade, investment and economic integration.

Infrastructure development being one of the four pillars of our fast, profitable and sustainable growth strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, we have embarked building the second phase, Cargo Terminal III, which will add another 600,000 tones annual capacity and position Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services among the world’s largest cargo terminals equivalent to cargo terminals in Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi, or Hong Kong. Finally, I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate our Cargo team for the job well done and encourage them to achieve more success”.

Ethiopian is multi award winning airline: Middle East and Africa Airline of the Year by Airline Economics Magazine , SKYTRAX World Airline Award for Best Airline in Africa, Best Airline Staff in Africa; AFRAA- Best Airline in Africa – 5 years in a row, Best Airline to Africa”, for a second year in a row, “Best Airline in Africa” by US Premier Traveler magazine; Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Performance Award for the 6th Year in a Row; Passenger Choice Awards for "Best Airline in Africa for the third time in a row; Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier in Africa by Pax International Magazine.

Africa's largest Airline Group, Ethiopian Airlines has won Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Airline Company International award for the year 2016.

Ethiopian received the accolade at the 28th edition of the CIMG National Performance Awards in Accra. 

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While receiving the award, Mr Mitiku Asrat, Regional Director, Central and West Africa, said, “As a pan African airline, we are glad to serve our continent Africa; availing efficient network of connectivity; opening multiple routes and introducing the latest aviation systems and products to the continent.”  

Genet Michael, Area Manager of Ethiopian Airlines in Ghana said, “The airline has received a lot of support from the passengers and dedicated the awards to them. We are happy that people are recognising the effort Ethiopian Airlines puts in to serve Ghana and its wonderful people.”

As the New Spirit of Africa, Ethiopian is a pride Pan-African carrier connecting the continent with the rest of the world via more than 100 international destinations all over the world and more than 55 in Africa.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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 Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

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Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it has won SKYTRAX World Airline Award for The Best Airlines in Africa on June 20, 2017 at the Paris Air Show.

Skytrax is the most respected global air transport rating organization that conducts the world’s largest annual airline passenger satisfaction survey where customers make their own personal choices as to which airline they consider to be the best.


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                                                     Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam (GCEO) & Mr. Yinessu Fikadneh (VP Customer Service)
                                                                            along with Ethiopian cabin crew at Skytrax Awards

While receiving the award, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked; “We are thrilled that Skytrax, the most reputed global airline rating organization, has honoured Ethiopian Airlines with The Best Airline in Africa award. I am very happy that Ethiopian has won the award as the Best Airline in Africa based on customer survey. This is a very strong testimony that in line with our vision 2025, our heavy investment in customer service, Human Resource Development, modern fleet, infrastructure and ICT has resulted in the desired customer delight which is expressed by the strong vote of confidence in the global survey. It will motivate us to continue to invest time, energy and money on the four pillars of our vision 2025 with sharp focus in customer service across the value chain.

I would like to thank Skytrax for this recognition and our valued customers for their strong vote of confidence. As always, we shall continue to work hard to exceed your expectations and provide you the best possible travel experience every time you fly with us. I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate my colleagues at Ethiopian for their exceptional commitment and hard work to keep our airline flying high in the skies. “

Ethiopian Airlines is a multi-award winning airline and has previously received SKYTRAX World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa, two times.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 95 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines

Tel :( 251-1)517-89-07/656/165/913/529

CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it has won the 2016 Airline Reliability Performance Award, for the 6th year in a row,from Bombardier Aerospace.

The Airline Reliability Performance Award recognizes operators of Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets and Q Series turboprops who have achieved the highest rates of dispatch reliability.

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Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked: “We are honoured to receive Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Performance Award for the 6th consecutive year. In line with our continuous effort to provide our customers a seamless travel experience, Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircrafts has enabled us offer the best on board experience on our regional and domestic routes. Moreover, through our strategic partnerships with ASKY Airlines in Togo and Malawian Airlines in Malawi, the Q400 airliner has played a vital role in availing convenient connections, as well as increasing frequencies to support air travel growth in Africa and successfully create a missing link. I wish to thank our Engineering team at Ethiopian MRO, Turbo Prop and Light A/C team as well as the Bombardier Field Service representatives for this notable milestone.

Ethiopian flies the Q-400 to 20 domestic destinations and regional routes such as Djibouti, Mombasa, Kilimanjaro, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Entebbe, Kigali, Juba, Khartoum and Hargeisa.

Ethiopian is multi award winning carrier and has recently been crowned as ‘African Airline of the Year 2017 Award’, ‘Cargo Airline Award for Network Development at Brussels’ in June and March respectively.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 95 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines

Tel :( 251-1)517-89-07/656/165/913/529

CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian   

Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is delighted to announce that it haswonthe African Aviation ‘African Airline of the Year’ Award for 2017, for the second year in a row, during the 26th Annual Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The award was presented to Ethiopian in recognition of its continued rapid growth, increased profitability and its outstanding contribution to aviation development in Africa.

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                                            Mr Meseret Bitew, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, while receiving the award

While receiving the Award Mr Meseret Bitew, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, said: ‘’We are pleased to win the “African Airline of the Year Award for the second time in a row; a testimony of our commitment to serve our beloved continent Africa.  The commendable success of Ethiopian Airlines attributes to the visionary leadership of Ethiopian management and the hard work of thousands of Ethiopian employees who work hard around the clock with unity of purpose. Mobility and air connectivity being the economic engine of growth and development, we shall continueto play vital roles in connecting African countries with their major trading partners around the world and realize an economically liberal Africa “

Announcing the Award, African Aviation CEO, Mr Nick Fadugba, said:  “In the past 12 months, Ethiopian Airlines has further expanded its route network, modernized its fleet, inaugurated three new aircraft maintenance hangars, as well as a new world-class in-flight catering facility and has strengthened its airline joint ventures in Africa.  In addition, Ethiopian Airlines has achieved a record financial turnover and profitability in spite of various industry challenges.  Currently, the airline is well on track to exceed the goals of its Vision 2025 Strategy.”

Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline: Airline of the Year Award, for the fifth consecutive year, by African Airlines Association (AFRAA), SkyTrax World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa, Best African Cargo Airline of the Year Award, and Passenger Choice Award for Best Airline in Africa are few to mention.

 About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 95 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines

Tel:(251-1)517-89-07/656/165/913/529

CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines Inflight Catering,the largest single in-flight catering facility in Africa, has won Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier in Africa Awards onPAX International Readership Awards 2017 held in Hamburg, Germany, on Wednesday 5th April 2017.

Through an online balloting process from the magazine’s website, 25 awardees from airlines, airline caterers and suppliers of seating, inflight entertainment and amenity items have been honoured by readers of PAX International Magazine, which has been covering the cabin services industry since 1997 with print issues, electronic newsletters and website.

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Mr. Aklilu Habtu, Director Ethiopian In-flight Catering, receiving the award


Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said; “Readers of PAX International have spoken out loud and clear and unanimously voted Ethiopian as an outstanding inflight Food Service in Africa. I wish to thank them all for their strong vote of confidence. As a customer focused airline, we work very hard to exceed customer expectations in customer services on ground and in the air.  Moreover, our international kitchens, specializing in Chinese, Halal, Indian, Italian, Kosher, and Vegan meals, consume fresh and organic fruits and vegetables direct from the farm. Above all, our unique Ethiopian hospitality coupled with the variety of culinary experiences, will continue to induce an excellent ingredient and a new dimension to the already multiple award winning inflight services that we are very well known for in the industry.”

Ethiopian recently inaugurated Catering facility is capable of producing more than 100,000 meals every single day. It also offers on-board duty free items for multiple airlines, as well as VIP and charter flights which often shuttle to and from Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Catering has also redefined meal services for Business Class flyers; serving with glasses and dishes readied in a unique design, size and color fitting Cloud-9 level, where each course is being orchestrated on lined passengers’ table in a wider space for dinning. 

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 90 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350,
Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:
Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
Manager Corporate Communications
Ethiopian Airlines
Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529
African’s largest cargo operator, Ethiopian Airlines, has won ‘Cargo Airline Award for Network Development’ at the tenth anniversary of the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards held on March 9, 2017. 
The Network Development Awards are presented to airlines that have developed new routes or achieved a remarkable growth in passengers or cargo. As a result, the ‘Network Development Award Cargo Airline’ award was awarded to Ethiopian Cargo in recognition to the commitment of the airline to rapidly expand its cargo network and for becoming the largest cargo airline at Brussels Airport in just 6 months period.

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Ethiopian Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam remarked, "We are very pleased to be the winner of such a prestigious award. The award boosts our energy to serve our customers’ air cargo needs better. Ethiopian Cargo Services connects African Economies with the rest of the world in import of Industrial Goods and Export of commodities which are both the engine of the socio Economic Development in today’s highly globalized world. With Six (6) new and modern B-777F and two (2) B-757F all cargo airplanes complemented by the vast network of belly hold capacity on our passenger wide body airplanes, Ethiopian Cargo is currently the largest cargo airline in the continent of Africa. We are grateful to our dedicated cargo team, our Global cargo customers and particularly to our Belgian partners who have made our cargo Hub in Europe a resounding success.
With the inauguration of the largest and the most modern Cargo terminal in Africa, with annual cargo capacity of 600 thousand tons, in the coming couple of months; we will transform Addis Ababa as one of the best Cargo Hubs in the air cargo industry.”

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Ever since the first cargo charter operation was launched to Nairobi in 1946 and the boom of agriculture export products out of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Cargo Services has been steadily growing. With our six Boeing 777- 200LRF freighters and two Boeing 757-260 freighters, we serve 36 cargo destinations in Africa, the Gulf, the Middle East, Asia and Europe with an average daily uplift of 650 tons on top of the belly hold capacity to over 90 destinations in our network with daily average uplift of 150 tons.
In line with the Vision 2025, Ethiopian Cargo is building one of the largest and most modern cargo terminals in the world with an annual capacity of 1.2 million tons and planning to serve 47 destinations using 18 freighter aircraft.  Ethiopian Cargo is also automating its entire cargo business process with one of the best Cargo IT systems (SITA Champ Cargo Spot) with the aim of providing the most efficient air cargo services within, to and from Africa.
About Ethiopian
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 90 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.
For more information about this press release, please contact:
Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
Manager Corporate Communications
Ethiopian Airlines
Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest cargo operator in Africa, has been awarded the African Cargo Airline of the Year Award during the 2017 Air Cargo Africa Conference held in Johannesburg from 21st to 23rd February 2017. 

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Air Cargo Africa 2017 has been organized by STAT Media Group in celebration of excellence in the industry while supporting Africa’s steady growth. Winners have been selected through two rounds of online polling by worldwide readers of the magazine.
While receiving the award, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked: “Readers of STAT Trade Times across the globe have spoken and voted Ethiopian as ‘African Cargo Airline of the Year’. I would like to thank them all for their strong vote of confidence, which reiterates Ethiopian efficient global cargo service. The credit for this prestigious recognition goes to our strong workforce, especially, I would like to congratulate our cargo team for the job well done.
Ethiopian Cargo has been growing at a very fast pace and will continue to do so. In order to support the fast growth that we are planning and to make Addis Ababa as one of the best Cargo hubs between Africa, Europe, The Americas, Middle East and Asia, we have built a new Cargo Terminal which can accommodate 600,000 tons per annum at a total cost of USD 115 million. The new Terminal 2 combined with the existing Terminal 1 will give a total tonnage capacity of 1 million per annum. Moreover, this year alone, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Orlando will join our global cargo network.”

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Ethiopian Cargo serves 36 freighter destinations operating the longest range twin-engine freighter aircrafts in the world, 6 B777-200 LR freighters as well as 2 B757F with a capacity of 103 and 35 tons each respectively.
Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline. Ethiopian was recently named Airline of the Year, for the fifth consecutive year, by African Airlines Association (AFRAA), SkyTrax World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa, Best African Cargo Airline of the Year Award, and Passenger Choice Award for Best Airline in Africa.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 90 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.
For more information about this press release, please contact:
Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
Manager Corporate Communications
Ethiopian Airlines
Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

Ethiopian Airlines Los Angeles Area Office received the Star Alliance CEO Awards for 2016, as a member of Star Alliance project team at Tom Bradley International Terminal, during the annual Chief Executive Board Meeting held in Los Angeles recently.

The award recognizes outstanding and unique contributions of teams that have worked together to transform the check-in experience for customers, involving co-location of the Star Alliance carriers online in that location and the introduction of new self-service processes for economy class passengers.

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“We are honored to receive this recognition as member of the Los Angeles International Airport team for the successful team work Ethiopian has forged at Tom Bradley International Terminal, said Sasahulish Laeke, Traffic and Sales Manager, Regional Sales & Services Europe & the Americas. Moreover, through the Star Alliance Network, we offer our customers streamlined benefits including seamless connectivity options, through check-in, access to Star Alliance lounges, redeeming miles on frequent flier programs of member airlines, priority check-in and baggage tags for Star Alliance gold members, and coordinated schedules.”

Ethiopian Airlines joined Star Alliance, the largest airline network, in 2011. Ethiopian currently operates thrice weekly scheduled flights to Los Angeles, one of five gateways in the Americas.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin.   Ethiopian was the first airline in Africa to own and operate each of 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 annual growth of 25% in the past seven years.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian 

Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Africa Best Employer Brand and Business Leadership Excellence Awards  at the 3rd Edition of AFRICA BEST EMPLOYER BRAND AWARDS ceremony held in Mauritius on December 06, 2016.

AFRICA BEST EMPLOYER BRAND AWARDS recognizes top organizations across Africa, who have demonstrated excellence in building the Employer Brand, through a distinct identity that is visible through HR practices; polices & strategy as an Employer of Choice. 

The ‘Business Leadership Excellence Award’ was given to Ethiopian Group CEO in recognition of his leadership excellence while the ‘African Best Employer Brand Award 2016’ was given in recognition of the valuable contribution Ethiopian is making to be the most sought after employer.

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While receiving the award, A/VP Corporate HRM, Ethiopian Group, Mr. Mesay Shiferaw, remarked, “We are sincerely honoured to receive the Africa Best Employer Brand andBusiness Leadership Excellence Awards  and wish to thank the organizers and the jury for recognizing Ethiopian and our Group CEO, Mr. Tewole GebreMariam, for his  excellence in leadership. Human Resource Development being one of the core pillars of our long term growth plan, vision 2025, we are continuously nurturing HR practices, standard work ethics and values that help us achieve our targets. To this end, Ethiopian Aviation Academy is playing a paramount role in producing and fostering future leaders of the aviation industry. We shall continue to invest in training and empowering our employees with the required skill and knowledge to keep Ethiopian on a fast growth trajectory.”

Investing over USD$ 100 million to revamp the academy, Ethiopian Aviation Academy is currently the largest and the most advanced center of excellence in developing skilled workforce not only for Ethiopian Airlines but also the wider African aviation industry. 

Ethiopian has won several prestigious awards including Airline of the Year Award, for the fifth consecutive year, by African Airlines Association (AFRAA), SkyTrax World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa and Passenger Choice Awards for Best Airline in Africa.

 About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin. Ethiopian was the first airline in Africa to own and operate each of 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 annual growth of 25% in the past seven years.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian 

Africa’s largest Airline Group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it has won  Airline of the Year Award, for the fifth year in a row, by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) during  its 48th Annual General Assembly held on November 21, 2016, in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

The AFRAA annual awards recognize excellence in service delivery, innovation and competitiveness in airlines, individuals and service providers in the African aviation industry.

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Ethiopian has been applauded  for its outstanding financial performance, technological leadership and investment in modern fuel efficient fleet, exemplary cooperation with other African carriers, significantly expanding route network in Africa and beyond, growing cargo operations with the largest cargo fleet on the continent and huge investment in MRO and training facilities to support the African Aviation.

While receiving the award, Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are highly honored for this recognition by fellow sisterly airlines in Africa, for the fifth consecutive year. The award underscores the continuous efforts and hard work of Ethiopian employees who are striving day and night to surpass customers’ expectations. Ethiopian is also grateful to its loyal customers for giving us the opportunity to serve them, for travelling on Ethiopian in great numbers, for their continued feedback and support which, in turn, assisted us in enhancing the airline’s service excellence.

He added, “Although Africa is registering rapid economic and travel growth, this growth is primarily benefiting non-African carriers. I would like to remind fellow African Airlines that African aviation holds a very strong future with vigorous fundamentals for aviation to thrive, only if, we Africans look inwards in the continent to leverage on the available internal resources to create synergy through collaborative partnerships in areas of training, technical and management support. Most of all, realizing one single unified market without any restriction for African airlines is no more an option.”

“This is a testimony of the soundness of our Vision 2025 fast, profitable and sustainable growth strategy and once again, Ethiopian welcomes this award with great pride. ”

Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline, including Best Airline Staff in Africa by  SkyTrax , Best Airline in Africa by APEX ‘Passenger Choice Awardand CAPA Airline of the Year Award are few to mention.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 95 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest Cargo operator in Africa, is pleased to announce that  it has won the Rising Star Carrier of the Year Award,  for the second year in a row, at the 5th Payload Asia Awards 2016 held in Hong Kong on 29th  September 2016.

Payload Asia 2016 honors the very best in the Air Cargo Industry; confronting and overcoming the manifold challenges in the air cargo sector by creating innovative products and services and delivering real value to customers. Ethiopian has pulled off a repeat performance by winning the Industry Choice Awards, where 90 nominees competed with over 31, 500 online votes cast in 20 award categories.

Ethiopian Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are proud that Payload Asia has once again recognized our Cargo Services. Ethiopian Cargo is one of the seven strategic business units of the Ethiopian Group, established to progress as an independent profit center  as per  our fifteen years growth map,  Vision 2025. To persue our position of being the largest Cargo service provider in Africa, we have been investing millions of dollars on our Cargo Services; deploying the best freighter fleet in the world, the B777-200 LR freighters; expanding our cargo destinations across the globe; building one of the largest cargo terminals in the world with 1.2 million annual capacity; and automating our entire cargo business process with one of the best Cargo IT systems (SITA Champ Cargo Spot) with the aim of providing one of the most efficient air cargo services within, to and from Africa.”

Ethiopian Cargo currently operates to 35 destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe using six B777 and two B757 freighters. The Airline also carries freight in the belly of wide body passenger aircraft, B777/B787, to 94 destinations across the Globe.  Some of the major cargo destinations are: Belgium (Brussels & Liege), Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bombay, New Delhi, Dubai, South Africa, Lome and Lagos.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 93 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African airline, is pleased to announce that it has won two coveted awards in the first East Africa Careers in Africa Choice Awards, at a top tier event hosted by the Global Career Company, held on September 8th 2016 at the Luxurious 5 star Radisson Blue, Nairobi.

Ethiopian was nominated in three categories, out of the ten presented, and was crowned in two: Reward Employer of Choice, as the leader in terms of compensation and benefits offered to employees and Local Attractiveness Employer of Choice, as the leading company in hiring majority of locally based talent. In addition, Ethiopian Airlines took the runner-up award in the East African Employer of Choice. 

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                                                      Mr. Wasihun Asres, A/VP Corporate HRM receiving the Awards

The awards methodology takes company ratings provided by prospective employers across 29 attraction drivers, asking talent to grade organizations against all drivers.

A/VP Corporate HRM Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Wasihun Asres, remarked while receiving the award, “I am honored to receive these awards on behalf of the Ethiopian family. This regional award is a testament of Ethiopian commitment and great investment in its Human Capital, one of the four pillars in our strategic road map,Vision 2025. As clearly stipulated in our value statements also, Ethiopian is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and fairness. Moreover, such  recognitions that are based on real votes and inputs from a wide variety of data points will definitely boost and encourage us all to further work on developing and investing in our Human Capital. As a global African airline that’s growing fast, we are proud to be able to hire the majority of our staff from locally based talent.”

Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline, including ‘Best Airline Staff in Africa’ by  SkyTrax World Airline Award, ‘African Airline of the Year’ Award for 2016, ‘Best Airline to Africa’- for a second year in a row, ‘Best Airline in Africa’ by one of the most prominent travel magazines in the United States - Premier Traveler, the APEX ‘Passenger Choice Award’, the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry, CAPA ‘Airline of the Year Award’, AFRAA ‘Airline of the year award’ - for the fourth year in a row, are few to mention.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 93 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing, most profitable and a technology pioneer African airline, is pleased to announce that it has won SKYTRAX World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa, for the second time, on July 12, 2016 at Farnborough Airshow event held in Hampshire, England.

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SkyTrax awards are solely based on customer survey and customer satisfaction measurement for their experience; from check-in to boarding, onboard comfort, cabin cleanness, food, beverages, inflight entertainment, staff service and associated travel items.

While receiving the award, Ethiopian Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are proud that SKYTRAX, the most reputed customer-service tracking organization in the airline industry, has recognized our service delivery for the second time.  We thank SkyTrax for this recognition and make the pledge to our customers to work even harder to meet their high expectations. We also thank our valued customers for the strong vote of confidence in our services and for choosing ETHIOPIAN as their preferred travel partner. I also take this opportunity to thank and appreciate the hard work of my 12,000 strong men and women at The ETHIOPIAN family who have made the airline a global winner."

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It is to be recalled that, Ethiopian has received in the past an accolade in the same category from SkyTrax. Ethiopian is above all a customer-focused Airline with global standard service and superior delivery through its hallmark Ethiopian flavored African hospitality.

Ethiopian is implementing a 15-year strategic plan, Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading Aviation Group in Africa offering its passengers’ international standard product with five star service delivery and which has a strong mission of ensuring being an airline of choice to its employees. 

 

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 93 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African airline, is pleased to announce that it has won the African Aviation ‘African Airline of the Year’ Award for 2016 during the 25th Anniversary African Aviation Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition and African Aviation Summit held on  May 11, 2016  in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The award was presented to Ethiopian in recognition of its financial performance, fleet modernization, route network expansion, in-flight service, overall customer care and its outstanding contribution to aviation development in Africa. 

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                                                                                              Mr. Mesfin Tasew, Chief Operating Officer

Commenting on the award, Mr. Mesfin Tassew, Chief Operating Officer Ethiopioan Airliens, said, “ We are pleased to win the ‘African Airline of the Year 2016 Award’, which is a testimony of Ethiopian 70 years of commitment to bring Africa together and closer to the rest of the world. It is also a recognition of the visionary leadership of Ethiopian management and the hard work of thousands of Ethiopian employees who work hard to keep our beloved airline shining in the skies. On behalf of the Ethiopian Executive Management and myself, I would like to thank African Aviation for the recognition.”

Presenting the award, Mr Nick Fadugba, CEO African Aviation, remarked, “Ethiopian Airlines continues to set the pace through its tangible achievements and is a source of great pride to Africa. In addition, ET has also excelled in the provision of technical services to African and non-African airlines and has made an enormous contribution to the development of Aviation Human Resources for the African continent, particularly in the fields of aircraft maintenance, pilot and cabin crew training.”

Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline, including "Best Airline to Africa", for a second year in a row, and “Best Airline in Africa” by one of the most prominent travel magazines in the United States - Premier Traveler, the APEX Passenger Choice Award, the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry, CAPA Airline of the Year Award, AFRAA Airline of the year award, for the fourth year in a row, are few to mention.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 92 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

CorporateCommunication@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest and the most modern aviation academy in Africa, has been recognized as ICAO Regional Training Center of Excellence on May 11, 2016 at the ICAO’s Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS symposium held at Conrad hotel in Seoul, Korea.

The Academy attained the recognition followinga rigorous assessment of the Training organization, Training & Procedures Manuals, Facilities, Training Processes, Qualification of Staff and Quality System.

The recognition allows Ethiopian to develop and host ICAO Training Packages (ITPs) in addition to ICAO recognized Standardized Training Packages (STPs) of its own. Moreover, besides improving the quality of training, by making it  more of material dependent than instructor dependent, the ITPs and STPs can also be exchanged with all ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS members and generate revenue.

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                                                                                                 Kassie Yimam, Head Training solutions

Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, said, “We believe education is the greatest equalizer in the 21st century and our Aviation Academy has strategically positioned itself to train the African youth in the latest Aviation technology and latest aviation skills to own, manage and operate their own indigenous home grown African Airlines to lead safe, economical and reliable aviation industry  with global standards. This recognition is the result of the continuous heavy investment we are making on human resource development, a critical pillar of our Vision 2025 strategy. We have invested more than 100 million dollars to expand both the scope of the training and the in-take capacity of the Academy. Today, our Academy admits over 1,500 students per year to train pilots, aircraft technicians, cabin crew, marketing and finance personnel, customer service agents as well as aviation leaders. Going forward, we plan to increase this in-take capacity to 4,000 by 2025, so as to cater for the growing training need in the continent."

Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) has recently been awarded  “Airline Service Provider of the Year” award by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) for its excellence in service delivery, innovation and competitiveness in best service providers to the African aviation industry

The academy is also a full member of ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS since May 20, 2015.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 92 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest cargo operator in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has been voted as the Best Cargo Airline of the Year from Africa at the “2016 Cargo Airline of the Year” Air Cargo News awards held at the Lancaster London Hotel, London on 23 April 2016.

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                                                                 Mr. Fitsum Abadi, Managing Director, Ethiopian Cargo Services upon receiving the award 

Air Cargo News is the world’s leading air cargo publication which has produced the highest quality editorial content for the past 33 years.

The awards are based on the voting results of more than 18,000 supply chain professionals over a two month period. Shippers, the beneficial owners of the goods, and their logistics partners were asked to vote on the publication’s website for the airline that provided the best overall customer experience and for the best service provider in each region.

Ethiopian Airlines has been pioneering African cargo by introducing the latest technology and fostering the growth of air cargo transport by providing convenient cargo import and export. Ethiopian was the first in Africa to receive and operate the B777-200 LR freighter, which has exceptional uplift, range and fuel efficiency, and is perfectly suited for the transport of Africa’s growing import and export of freight.

Roger Hailey, editor of Air Cargo News: “Once again the air cargo industry has proven that innovation and customer service go hand in hand with efficient and secure global supply chains.

“Ethiopian Airlines is a worthy winner of this award, as recognised by peer group professionals who voted in recognition of its valuable contribution to African air cargo. Congratulations”.

"We are very pleased to win such a distinguished award: Best Cargo Airline of the Year for Africa in the prestigious annual awards organized by Air Cargo News while we are celebrating our 70th year anniversary. Ethiopian Cargo Services, the second largest Strategic Business Unit in the Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Group, has been leading the continent with the largest and efficient air cargo network of connectivity with Europe, North America, ME, and Asia for African exports and imports. This award encourages us to do more in our contribution towards the socio economic development of Africa.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank our cargo team for their dedication and our Global cargo customers for their vote of confidence." said Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

Ethiopian operates cargo flights from its two cargo hubs: Addis Ababa and Liege. Liege Airport has been serving as Ethiopian’s main European cargo hub since 2008 for Ethiopian flower exports to the European market and the import of high value goods into Africa.

Ethiopian Cargo currently operates to 30 destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe using six B777 and two B757 freighters. The Airline also carries freight in the belly of wide body passenger aircraft, B777/B787, to 92 destinations across the Globe.  Some of the major cargo destinations are: Belgium (Brussels & liege), Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bombay, New Delhi, Dubai, South Africa, Lome and Lagos.

Ethiopian Cargo Services is the second largest Strategic Business unit in our Group and in line with our Vision 2025 strategic road map we have been investing in all the four pillars of its vision: it has acquired the best freighter aircraft in the world, the B777-200 LR freighters, it is expanding its cargo network across the globe, it is building one of the largest cargo terminals in the world with an annual capacity of 1.2 million tons, and it is automating its entire cargo business process with one of the best Cargo IT systems (SITA Champ Cargo Spot) with the aim of providing one of the most efficient air cargo services within, to and from Africa.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 92 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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 centres: 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

Corporatecommunication@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, was chosen as the Best Airline in Nigeria by the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA) on 17 March 2016. The ceremony took place at the Association’s 40th annual general meeting at Premier Hotel Ibadan.

The 1500 members of the Association voted and Ethiopian got the majority vote to win the award. The Ethiopian Airlines Area Manager for Nigeria, Mr. Solomon Begashaw, was presented with the award by former NANTA President, Alhaji Aminu.

In his acceptance speech Mr Begashaw spoke about the values of Ethiopian Airlines, in particular the pan-African ideals at the core of Ethiopian, passenger safety above all else, hard work, and skills development. He said the airline was working hard to continue improving its services.

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Mr. Begashaw announced that traveller seeking Ethiopian visas can get them with the help of registered tour operators in Nigeria, and need not visit the Ethiopian embassy in Abuja. Ethiopia, the home of the African Union (AU), is spearheading the AU plan to make travel easier for Africans around Africa. Under the new arrangement tour operators will be able to approach the embassy on behalf of their clients, removing an obstacle in the way of travellers and tourists. Ethiopia wants to encourage tourists to visit the country. It has a rich history and the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa. This simplification of the visa process for Nigerians is one way Ethiopia in encouraging tourism.  

 Ethiopian Airlines has been flying to Nigeria since 1960. Today ET flies to Lagos, Abuja, Enugu and Kano.

This award enhances what is already a year of celebration for Ethiopian Airlines. 2016 is the year of Ethiopian’s 70th anniversary. As part of the celebrations the airlines has already inaugurated its renovated and expanded Aviation Academy and in early March there was a week of facility tours that opened Ethiopian up to business leaders, politicians and other notable people to share the expertise and best business practices that make the company Africa’s most profitable airline.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operations, 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 92 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

 


Ethiopian Won “Africa Best Employer Brand Awards” from Employer Branding Institute

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won “Africa Best Employer Brand Awards’ from Employer Branding Institute on 8th December 2015 at Le Meridien, Mauritus.

The Africa Best Employer Brand Awards – 2nd Edition are hosted by Employer Branding Institute and Stars of the Industry Group with CHRO Asia as a Strategic Partner and Endorsed by Asian Confederation of Businesses.

Ethiopian is awarded Africa Best Employer Brand Awards for its consistent improvement in HR Policy, for being a social and equal opportunity employer and for developing and nurturing future leaders.

Upon receiving the award, Vice President of Corporate HRM, Mrs. Aziza Mohammed, said, “First and foremost, I would like to thank the organizers for distinguishing Ethiopian as Best Employer in Africa. The Best Employer award is one of the most important acknowledgments that a company could get in recognition of its human resource practices and talent management initiatives.” She added “We strongly believe that our employees are the bedrock of the success of Ethiopian and it is our corporate conviction to be an employer of choice. We are a globally diversified company operating in five continents with more than 9000 dedicated employees working day and night to keep Ethiopian shining high in the sky. We shall continue to invest in training and empowering our employees with the required skill and knowledge to keep the momentum of our growth embedded in Vision 2025.”

Ethiopian has been crowned Employer of Choice 2015 award by Careers in Africa in November 2015. APEX Passenger Choice Award, the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry, CAPA Airline of the Year Award, the Best Regional Airline Award by Air Transport World is among Ethiopian recent achievements.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its close to seven decades of operations, 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 91 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Hanna Atnafu

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines

www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

 

 

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that the Group Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde GebreMariam, won Most Gender Focused CEO Award 2015 from the Leading Women of Africa (LWA) at the continental Championship Men award ceremony held on 3rd December 2015 at Durban-South Africa.

Leading Women of Africa (LWA) is a Pan African Forum that continuously promotes efforts to position women’s economic empowerment at the focal point of the 21st Century goals on sustainable development. The aim is to highlight the contribution of men who have played a significant role in unlocking the potential and the acknowledgment of women as equal partners and to honor them for their influential role in the socio-economic change in Africa through women empowerment.

After receiving the award, Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO said, “First and foremost I would like to thank LWA for their dedication in organizing such a distinguished and prestigious award and recognition of men in Africa. I find myself very honored to be receiving such an important Award and I am grateful for this recognition.  It is a well-researched fact that gender diversity in corporate leadership generates better company performance and increases innovation.  Over the past few years, we have strived to implement gender equality and make it an integral part of our company culture.  Ethiopian is striving to be a gender responsive organization and has been an equal opportunity employer for the past 70 years.”

He added, “It was only last November that we marked a historic flight by dispatching an all Women Functioned Flight with a theme “Women Empowerment for a Sustainable Growth” which has been a showcase that we empower our Women Aviation Professionals in every aspect of the aviation field, portraying Ethiopian as gender responsive organization that strives to pursue its underlying stance of being an equal opportunity employer. This recognition is a huge affirmation that we are on the right track.”

Mr. Tewolde has won multiple awards including “The African CEO of the Year-2012”, “The Best African Business Leader of the year 2012”, In July 2013, he became the first African Airline CEO to receive “The Airline Strategy Award for Regional Leadership” in the award’s 12 year history, “Planet Africa professional Excellence Award” in 2013, “2015 - International Grand Prix Special Award”, in September 2015, nominated by United Nations 

Secretary-General to be a member in his High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, and others.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa.  In its close to seven decades of operations, 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 92 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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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Ethiopian Airlines

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won Employer of Choice 2015 award by Careers in Africa in an eventheld on Tuesday November 19, 2015  at Sandton Hilton hotel.

Ethiopian was crowned Employer of Choice 2015 in the categories of Local Attractiveness and Aviation, Logistics and Shipping. Winners are identified solely by the data from Careers in Africa Employer of Choice, making it a truly independent selection of those who make an impact that resonates across the global African talent pool.

Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam remarked, “We are pleased to receive Employer of Choice 2015 award which is a show case that Ethiopian is an Employer of choice. Today Africa is on the rise, inhabiting the newly emerging fastest-growing economies and youngest population which could serve as a spring board to a better future of the region .We pledge to sustain our motto of being an equal opportunity employer there by ensure best use of Africa’s   human capital for the renaissance of our beloved continent. “

Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline, including the APEX Passenger Choice Award, the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry, CAPA Airline of the Year Award, are few to mention.

Ethiopian is a truly indigenous Pan-African global carrier that operates the youngest and the most modern fleet in the continent with an average aircraft age of less than 5 years with more than 232 daily departures.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa.  In its close to seven decades of operations, 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 90 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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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Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

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Ethiopian Received Airline of the Year Award for the Fourth Year in a Row from AFRAA

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has been named for the fourth year in a row as the Airline of the Year by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) at its 47th Annual General Assembly held between 8 and 12 November 2015, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

Ethiopian is awarded Airline of the Year for its outstanding financial performance in 2014 and its ever expanding intra-Africa network and sound growth plan, reiterating its consistent profitability, and sound strategy, which has enabled Ethiopian to enhance partnerships with fellow African airlines showcasing ASKY and Malawian Airline as successful multiple hub operators for the continent .

Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam remarked, “First and foremost I would like to thank AFRAA, our continental Association, for the continued recognition of our superior performance. I would also like to thank the more than 9,000 strong employees who have worked 24/7 around the globe to make the airline a distinguished shining star on the skies. As a truly indigenous Pan-African airline bringing Africa together and connecting with the rest of the world continuously for the last seven decades, we are honored to receive this prestigious award for the last four consecutive years and it will energize us further to do more for the continent in our vision 2025 strategic road map.”

He added, “Today Africa is on the rise, inhabiting the newly emerging fastest-growing economies and youngest population which could serve as a spring board to an enhanced future of the region. We pledge to sustain our commitment to expand our reach in our home market, Africa with a view to support to the continent’s socio-economic integration and development besides realizing the renaissance of our beloved continent.”

Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline, including the APEX Passenger Choice Award, the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry, CAPA Airline of the Year Award, the Best Regional Airline Award by Air Transport World, are few to mention.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its close to seven decades of operations, 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 91 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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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Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

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Ethiopian Airlines, the leading, fast growing and the largest cargo operatorin Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won “The Rising Star Carrier of the Year Award” on Payload Asia Awards 2015 on a gala dinner attended by more than 250 members of the air cargo fraternity from around the globe on October 15, 2015 at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore.

Payload Asia 2015 is aimed at Celebrating Excellence in the Air Cargo Industry and Ethiopian Airlines has won on both Industry and Customer Choice Awards where over 76 companies were nominated with over 18,000 online votes cast for 22 awards in the Customer Choice Awards. All results, both on Customer and Industry Choice, were audited by independent auditing firm.

Mr. Fitsum Abady, MD Ethiopian Cargo Services, remarked while receiving the award, “It is a great honor to receive ‘The Rising Star Carrier of the Year Award’. This recognition is a testimony of our continuous effort to best meet the high expectation of our customers and I take this opportunity to thank our Cargo team for their hard work and our Global Cargo Customers and the executive management for their consistent support.

As one of the four pillars of our vision 2025 strategic road map, we have been investing millions of dollars on our Ethiopian Cargo Services. We operate the best freighter aircraft in the world, the B777-200 LR freighters; expanding our cargo destinations across the globe; building one of the largest cargo terminals in the world with 1.2 million annual capacity; and automating our entire cargo business process with one of the best Cargo IT systems (SITA Champ Cargo Spot) with the aim of providing one of the most efficient air cargo services within, to and from Africa."

Ethiopian Cargo, the largest cargo operator in Africa, currently uplifts 329,000 tons of cargo annually and flies to 29 freighter destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe using 7 dedicated freighters, including five B777-200 LRF and two B757F. The 6th B777-200 LR freighter will be arriving at Addis Ababa on the 22nd of October 2015.

Ethiopian Cargo Services is moving to a completely paperless environment and is using latest technologies for data, information and market intelligencewith 100% e-AWB (Electronic Air Way Bill) from its hub (Addis Ababa) and recorded 54.7% international e-AWB penetration while industry average is only 31.7% per IATA e-AWB penetration report of August 2015.  

By 2025, Ethiopian Cargo plans to uplift over 820,000 tons per year by operating to 37 freighter destinations across 5 continents using 19 dedicated cargo aircraft. 

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa.  In its close to seven decades of operations, 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 91 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

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The Ethiopian Employers’ Federation (EEF) awarded an Honorable Certificate & Trophy to Ethiopian Airlines in recognition of its success in creating conductive employment relationship between its management and staff as well as its support for the Federation and the country’s development goals.

Mr. Mesfin Tasew, Chief Operations Officer of the Ethiopian Group, received the Honorable Certificate and Trophy from Mr. Tadele Yimer, President of Ethiopian Employers’Federation, at a reception ceremony held Thursday, October 8, 2015, in Ghion Hotel.

The award also acknowledges Ethiopian’s efforts and valuable contribution to the fulfillment of the country’s Growth and Transformation Plan; support for the domestic transportation sector; generation of foreign currency through its profitable services as well as the conducive environment created for labor-management relationship and the financial and technical support given for the efforts of the Federation to safeguard the rights and benefits of employers.

While receiving the award Mr. Mesfin Tasew remarked, “We are pleased to receive this honor of certification from Ethiopian Employee’s Federation, which is a testimony of the transcendent corporate governance at Ethiopian Airlines. We believe that the success of our flag carrier is always the result of the effective blend of Employees and the management of Ethiopian. Of course this recognition would serve as a spring board to step into the future with a better synergy and commitment. We would like to thank the Federation for the recognition.”

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Mr. Tadele Yimer, President of Ethiopian Employers’ Federation, Mr. Mesfin Tasew Chief Operations Officer
of Ethiopian Airlines and Mrs. Aziza Mohammed, Vice President Corporate Human Resources

Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs, Private Organizations Employees Social Security Agency, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia and MIDROC Ethiopia Technology Group are also among the awardees.  

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa.  In its close to seven decades of operations, 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 91 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Manager PR & Publications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-84-07/656/165/913/529

publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

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www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won CAPA Airline of the Year Award, one of the top airline awards, at the 2015 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence, held on 7 October, 2015 in Helsinki as part of CAPA’s 2015 World Aviation Summit.

CAPA - Centre for Aviation (formerly the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) is the leading provider of independent global expertise in aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services covering worldwide developments. The CAPA awards for Excellence are independently researched by CAPA and Heidrick & Struggles and selected by an independent International panel of judges.

Ethiopian was selected by the judging panels for its ability to establish pan-African operations and thrive in an increasingly important emerging market; being the biggest standout strategically during the year and emerging as the leader in Africa with a pioneering strategy, which has the greatest impact on the development of the airline industry thereby establishing itself as a leader, providing a benchmark for others to follow.

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Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam receiving the award from CAPA Executive Chairman Peter Harbison 

Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, remarked while receiving the award at a gala dinner, “I am humbled to be honored with this prestigious award of CAPA Airline of the Year which is a demonstration and recognition of our fast and continuous growth, outstanding performance and our Pan-African stance in bringing Africa together and closer to the world. I wish to thank CAPA and the panel of judges for recognizing our contribution in serving Africa and our contribution to the development of the African Aviation.The award goes, first and foremost, to the more than 9000 employees at Ethiopian who are working hard day-in and day-out and managed to make our beloved airline the leading, fast growing and the most profitable airline in Africa, despite the uniquely challenging operating environment prevailing in the continent. It is also a testimony of the remarkable success of our Vision 2025 fast, profitable and sustainable growth strategy.

The award is also a testimony of the success of our business model, which is the diversified aviation business and which will make Ethiopian the Leading Aviation Group in Africa by 2025. We will continue our leadership in the African Aviation industry and connecting mother Africa with its major global trading centers. We currently offer an extensive network, ideal connectivity options which guarantee the fastest and the shortest travel time between any destinations in the continent of Africa and to all 90+ of our global destinations as convenient as possible.”

 “Ethiopian has doubled in size since the beginning of the decade while most other major African carriers have grown only slightly or not at all, successfully expanding its hub operation” said      Mr. Peter Harbison Executive Chairman of CAPA. “It has been consistently profitable over this period while most of its competitors in Africa have struggled financially in recent years.”

CAPA noted that Ethiopian has rapidly expanded its network in Africa, and its position in Africa has been further strengthened by pursuing joint ventures and investments in other African carriers Ethiopian has also pursued rapid and successful expansion in Asia, where it now has 11 destinations, positioning Addis Ababa as the leading hub for the growing Asia-Africa market despite intensifying competition for such traffic from the Gulf carriers/hubs. Several new partnerships have been forged including with ANA, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines, leveraging Ethiopian’s membership in Star.

Ethiopian also celebrated several prestigious awards in 2015, including the APEX Passenger Choice Award the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry, the AFRAA “Best airline in Africa” award, the “Best international airline of the year” by Business Executive Excellence, are few to mention .

Ethiopian is a truly indigenous Pan-African global carrier that operates the youngest and the most modern fleet in the continent with an average aircraft age of less than 5 years with more than 232 daily departures.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa.  In it’s close to seven decades of operations, 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 91 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Manager Corporate Communications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529

publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

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www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has been voted and won the Passenger Choice Awards for "Best Airline in Africa" for the third time in a row at the APEX 2015 EXPO held on 27 September 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

The Airline Passenger Experience Association is a network of the world’s leading airlines, suppliers and related companies committed to elevating the level of the airline passenger experience. APEX encompasses the largest and most comprehensive survey of passengers in 13 languages. It is the most important award in the airline industry since it is the customers themselves, who rate airlines based on their overall experience.

Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO Ethiopian Airlines Group, said, “As an indigenous Pan-African Global Airline, we are honored to be recognized as “Best in Africa” for the third time in a row which once again reaffirms the high quality of the service and the products we offer. Ethiopian is above all a customer-focused airline with global standard service with superior delivery through its hallmark African flavored Ethiopian hospitality. Passenger Choice Award is the most important award in our industry since it is our customers, who rate us by benchmarking our service with others in the industry.

The award will encourage all of us at Ethiopian to double up our efforts in the never ending pursuit of our continuous improvements in customer services both on the ground and in the air. With 91 international and 20 domestic destinations around five continents, operated with one of the youngest fleet in the industry, which is below 5 years average age; we will continue our leadership in the African Aviation industry and connecting mother Africa with its major global trading centers.  . I wish to thank our customers for their strong vote of confidence and for all Ethiopian employees who are working hard day-in and day-out all over the world to make Ethiopian airlines lead the African Renaissance in the 21st Century with its motto “The New Spirit of Africa”

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa.  In its close to seven decades of operations, 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 91 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 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Manager PR & Publications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-84-07/656/165/913/529

publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and fastest growing African Airline, is pleased to announce that it has won the Best International Airline of the year by Business Executive Excellence Awards in Accra, Ghana.

Ethiopian won the award for its best performance and for its great contribution to Ghana’s economy in general. The award was received by Genet W/Michael, Ethiopian Area Manager in Accra.

Genet W/Michael, commented, “We are honored to be recognized as Best International Airline of the Year in recognition of the positive contribution our airline has made in Ghana. Ethiopian is consistently providing the best possible connectivity options between Accra and the rest of the World as well as within Africa. “

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The Business Excellence Awards celebrates institutions that demonstrate excellence in leadership, performance and success with a significant impact to Ghana’s economic growth.

Ethiopian has been giving uninterrupted services to Ghana for the past 55 years and is currently serving Accra daily using the state of the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Passengers to and from Accra can enjoy the unique features of the aircraft such as wider leg room, large overhead bins, reduced noise, higher humidity, biggest windows.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its close to seven decades of operations, 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 91 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 777-200 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Manager PR & Publications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-84-07/656/165/913/529

publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

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www.twitter.com/flyethiopian

The World Economic Forum has Awarded Ethiopian the Global Growth Company of 2015 Certificate

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has received the Certificate of Global Growth Company of 2015 from the World Economic Forum on September 8, 2015 in Dalian, People’s Republic of China. 

Ethiopian is among the 132 of the world most dynamic and high-growth companies which were nominated based on their strength and potential to become global economic leaders. Ethiopian was chosen from a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking, energy and aviation that share a track record of exceeding industry standards in revenue, growth, promotion of innovative business practices and demonstration of leadership in corporate global citizenship. The Global Growth Companies Community currently consists of 400 companies around the World.

Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said, “We are honored to receive the  certificate of Global Growth Company of 2015 and to join the exclusive club of Global Growth Companies selected by the Highly Prestigious World Economic Forum which is in recognition of the fast, profitable and sustainable growth Ethiopian is registering as a leading African Airline. The Award is an appreciation to the leading role Ethiopian is playing in the constant development of Air transport services in Africa.  This award is also a testimony of our sound and successful growth strategy that has earned us the number one spot in our Continent. “

     Mr. Essayas Woldemariam, MD Ethiopian International Services receiving the Certificate 

Olivier Schwab, Head of Business Engagement at the World Economic Forum said: “When choosing entrants to our Community of Global Growth Companies, we assess companies on their business model, annual revenues and growth rates, executive leadership and market position. Ethiopian Airlines is a dynamic group with clear potential to shape the future in its relevant business sectors and so is a perfect fit to our GGC community.”

The World Economic Forum brings together influential and fast-growing companies that are innovators and market shapers that have the potential to impact their region and the globe in their respective sector.

Ethiopian is in the first year of the second phase implementation of its 15-years strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, which will see it become the leading Aviation Group in Africa with seven profit centers grossing a total annual revenue of 10 billion dollars by 2025.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

 

Manager PR & Publications

Ethiopian Airlines

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Ethiopian Wins Vienna International Airport’s Rising Star Award

June 18, 2015

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Rising Star Award by Vienna International Airport’s summer event for registering significant traffic growth for the year 2014. The award was presented as a token of their appreciation for the outstanding performance at an event held in Haus Des Meeres Restaurant on June 16, 2015. 

Vienna International Airport conducts the annual summer event every June and selects winners based on unique parameters for each year where traffic growth was the point in focus for 2014. Vienna Airport was able to report a good passenger growth over the course of last year, primarily due to the airlines at Vienna Airport.

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Ethiopian's Regional Director Austria & Eastern Europe Solomon Mekonnen receiving the award

 

Ethiopian Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, said, "We are honored to receive Vienna International Airport’s Rising Star Award.  As one of the leading airlines in Africa, we have always believed that by cooperating with quality partners such as Vienna International Airport, we can bring greater convenience and comfort for all our passengers.  This award is a testimony to the close collaboration that has helped us expand our network and enhance our product quality.”

Ethiopian started its fourth direct weekly operation to Vienna on the 2nd of June 2014 in a codesharepartnership with Austrian Airlines. The agreement has enabled Ethiopian to provide seamless and convenient connectivity options for travelers between Africa and cities in Central and Eastern EuropeLikewise, the agreement has provided seamless and smooth connectivity to Austrian Airlines customers to our ever growing network in Africa.

Ethiopian has upgraded its services to Vienna since March 2015 to the state-of-the-art and luxury filled Boeing 787 Dreamliners – the most technologically-advanced commercial aircraft offering unparalleled on-board comfort to passengers with their high ceilings, the biggest windows in the sky, greatly reduced noise, unique lighting systems and higher levels of humidity. 

About Ethiopian

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 87 international destinations across five continents.

Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300      ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Manager PR & Publications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517- 8407/8165/8913/8656/8907/8523

publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

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Ethiopian Wins Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Performance Award For 5th Year in a Row

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable aviation group in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has - for the fifth year in a row - won the 2015 Airline Reliability Performance Award from Bombardier Aerospace on May 26 at the Sheraton Arabellapark Hotel in Munich, Germany.This accolade comes just a few days after Ethiopian Airline Group CEO was awarded the 2015 International Grand Prix special ‪award in Milan.

The Airline Reliability Performance Award is a highly respected award in the industry and is also regarded as a mark of distinction for the recipients, their employees and their customers alike. Ethiopian won the award in the Q400- Africa and Middle East Region for High Dispatch Reliability of a Q400 Fleet, placing it first-overall in the Q-400 product category for the region. The award recognizes the skill and dedication of Ethiopian’s employees working on the turbo-prop and light aircrafts of the airline.

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Ethiopian's Director Line Maintenance Kidus Melkamu receiving the award

Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines CEO said; “This is another proud moment for Ethiopian, we are pleased to receive the award for the fifth 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.”

 

He added “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.’’

 

Ethiopian currently operates Seventeen Q-400 Next Generation aircraft five of which were re-configured into business and economy classes with 7 and 60 seats respectively. The Q-400 is an ideal aircraft for domestic and regional flights with a speed comparable to narrow body jet airplanes and with reduced noise, fuel consumption and emissions.

Ethiopian flies the Q-400 to 20 domestic destinations and regional routes such as Djibouti, Mombasa, Kilimanjaro, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Entebbe, Kigali, Juba, Khartoum and Hargeisa.

About Ethiopian

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 85 international destinations across five continents.

Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300      ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 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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Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam was awarded the 2015 International Grand Prix special award on Wednesday June 3, 2015 in a ceremony held in Milan.

The prestigious award was bestowed upon Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam for his achievements in developing the airline into the foremost aviation group in Africa and for spearheading the transformation of Ethiopian into becoming one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. Under his leadership, Ethiopian continues to add exciting destinations to its fast growing network, making it the only profitable airline in Africa which not only contributes to the socio-economic development of Ethiopia alone but to Africa as a whole.

GrandPrix Advertising is an international multimedia publishing group based in Italy. It is a showcase of Italian excellence in the field of communication, culture and institutions. The GrandPrix Advertising Award is the most prestigious award dealing with brands and brand communications in Italy.

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                                                               Mr. Tewolde while receiving the award in Milan 

While receiving the Award, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde said, “It is an honor to receive this award and a very good opportunity to showcase to the world that we have been awarded by an independent and largest media group in Italy for our excellence in Africa. We at Ethiopian have achieved greater milestones as one family. I want to dedicate this Award to my colleagues: more than 9,000 brave men and women around the world who are always working hard to position Ethiopian as the global carrier of choice."

The Ethiopian CEO has also won a number of awards including Professional Excellence Award by Planet Africa and the Regional Leadership Award by Airline Business Magazine for his excellence in leading a carrier which provides strong transport links in its geographical region. He is also recognized for realizing the Pan Africanism vision of Ethiopian by implementing a multiple-hub strategy in Africa with its partner airlines ASKY Airlines in Lome, Togo and Malawian Airlines in Lilongwe, Malawi.

About Ethiopian

 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 85 international destinations across five continents.

Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300      ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 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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Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest aviation academy in Africa, has been awarded full membership of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS from May 20, 2015.

The Academy attained the full membership status following the successful development of a Standardized Training Package (STP) on “Aviation English for Aircraft Maintenance Technicians” as a requirement for full membership. The STP Ethiopian developed has been declared as one of the best courses in the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS STP library by ICAO. The ICAO validator assigned to evaluate the course affirmed that the course has 94% success rate according to his assessment.

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This will put the Ethiopian Aviation Academy as the largest aviation school in Africa, at the forefront of technology, industry standard systems, cutting edge to be world class learning center.

CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, "The Academy is the bedrock of Ethiopian success structure making us self-sufficient in the provision of highly skilled and crucial aviation professionals such as pilots, aircraft technicians, cabin crew, marketing and finance personnel, customer service agents as well as aviation leaders. We have given it due focus to expand both the scope of the training and the in-take capacity of the Academy. This full membership status is the result of the continuous heavy investment we are making on human resource development and the hard work of our Aviation Academy course developers and instructors."

Ethiopian Aviation Academy has recently been voted as "Airline Training Services Provider of the Year" by the African Airlines Association. It has transformed into one of the seven business units of the Ethiopian Airlines Group.It is certified by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, the U.S Federal Aviation Administration, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and IOSA (IATA Safety Audit).

 

About Ethiopian

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 85 international destinations across five continents.

Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300             ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 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.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Manager PR & Publications

Ethiopian Airlines

Tel: (251-1) 517-84-07

publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com

www.ethiopianairlines.com

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Airline of the Year Award for the second time in a row at MICE Magazine’s 8th Annual Industry Golden Chair Awards held in Beijing, China on April 1, 2015. The annual Golden Chair Award is one of the most influential awards in China and ranks airlines, hotels, travel agencies and tourism destinations with the best performance.

Ethiopian Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, said, "We are honored to receive this award for the second year in a row. I wish to thank MICE Magazine and, above all, our esteemed customers from China for their vote of confidence. Ethiopian has become the airline of choice for Chinese travelers between China, Africa and Brazil. We offer the best and fastest connectivity options with a total of 28 weekly flights to 4 gateways in China that are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, and with immediate connection to 49 destinations in Africa and Sao Paulo in Brazil. All the flights are operated with the latest and most comfortable aircraft, the 787 and 777.

Thanks to our codeshare agreement with our fellow Star Alliance partner, Air China, we avail seamless and convenient connections with one ticket and the ability to accrue and re-deem frequent flyer miles on the two airlines. Going forward, given the growing economic and people-to-people ties between Africa and China, we will expand our reach in China, Africa and Brazil with new destinations and more frequencies with a view to enhance our service to our customers from China". In 2014, Ethiopian received Best Airline to Africa award by Premier Traveler, one of the most prominent travel magazines in the United States.

Ethiopian has also been awarded Best Airline in Africa and African Airline of the Year awards by Passenger Choice and The African Airlines Association (AFRAA). In 2015, Ethiopian was recognized as the Best Regional Airline by Air Transport World, the global leading aviation publication. Ethiopian is a Pan-African global carrier, member of Star Alliance, operating the youngest fleet in the continent with an average of less than 7 years and currently serving 85 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily departures. About Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa. In 2014, IATA ranked Ethiopian as the largest airline in Africa in revenue and profit.

In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has been a pioneer of African aviation as an aircraft technology leader providing the first jet service in the continent in 1962, and availing the first African B767 in 1984, the first African B777-200LR in 2010 and the first African and second only to Japan B787 Dreamliner in 2012. Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 83 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 airline group in Africa with seven strategic business units: Ethiopian International Passenger Service; Ethiopian Regional Service; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Service and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning, including SKYTRAX and Passenger Choice Awards in 2013 and has been registering an average growth of 25% per annum in the past seven years.

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest cargo operator in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Air Cargo Brand of the Decade for Africa Award from Shipping, Transport, Aviation and Tourism (STAT) at a ceremony held in Rivonia, South Africa on 26 February2015. Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, said: "We are very proud to receive this prestigious recognition.

Ethiopian Cargo Services is the second largest Strategic Business unit in our Group and in line with our Vision 2025 strategic road map, we have been investing in all the four pillars of our vision:- we have acquired the best freighter aircraft in the world, the B777-200 LR freighters; expanding our cargo destinations across the globe; building one of the largest cargo terminals in the world with 1.2 million annual capacity; and automating our entire cargo business process with one of the best Cargo IT systems (SITA Champ Cargo Spot) with the aim of providing one of the most efficient air cargo services within, to and from Africa. I take this opportunity to thank our Cargo team for their hard work and our Global Cargo Customers for their support" Ethiopian Cargo, the largest cargo operator in Africa, currently uplifts 200,000 tons of cargo annually and flies to 24 freighter destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe using 8 dedicated freighters, including B777-200 LRF, the MD-11F aircraft and B757F. By 2025, Ethiopian Cargo plans to uplift over 800,000 tons per year by operating to 37 freighter destinations across 5 continents using 20 dedicated cargo aircraft. About Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa.

In 2014, IATA ranked Ethiopian as the largest airline in Africa in revenue and profit. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has been a pioneer of African aviation as an aircraft technology leader providing the first jet service in the continent in 1962, and availing the first African B767 in 1984, the first African B777-200LR in 2010 and the first African and second only to Japan B787 Dreamliner in 2012. Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 83 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 airline group in Africa with seven strategic business units: Ethiopian International Passenger Service; Ethiopian Regional Service; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Service and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning, including SKYTRAX and Passenger Choice Awards in 2013 and has been registering an average growth of 25% per annum in the past seven years.

Ethiopian Won ATW Best Regional Airline in the World Award - 25 February, 2015 Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Best Regional Airline of the Year award among airlines of all regions in the world by Air Transport World (ATW) at the 41st annual Air Transport World Airline Industry Achievement Awards ceremony held in Washington D.C. on 25 February 2015.

The awards, which are among the most coveted in the aviation industry, were created in 1974 to recognise excellence in the sector with the vote of the most renowned journalists of the industry. When accepting the award, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Tewolde Gebremariam, said:"I would like to thank the ATW Board and management for honoring us with this prestigious award. It is a special privilege for me to accept the award on behalf of the employees, management and the board of Ethiopian Airlines.

The award is above all a testimony of the commitment and dedication of our more than 8,500 employees, who work hard day-in and day-out around the globe to make the airline shine high in the sky. I also thank our valued customers, partners and suppliers for their support in our fast, profitable and sustainable growth strategic road map of vision 2025 which has made us the largest Passenger and Cargo Airline in Africa.

The award encourages us to double our efforts to earn the confidence of all our stakeholders with laser sharp focus on delivering superior customer services." The awards’ judges noted that Ethiopian, which has enjoyed robust growth since the start of the decade and is now the most profitable and largest airline in Africa based on fleet size and passengers flown, has shown outstanding capability in its efficient use of smaller aircraft, skillfully developing markets that are not part of its mainline international airline network.

They also lauded Ethiopian, which topped the six million passenger mark in 2014, for its first-rate safety standards and consistent high standards of customer service. Ethiopian is a Pan-African global carrier operating the youngest fleet in the continent with an average of less than 7 years and currently serving 84 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily departures.

About Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa. In 2014, IATA ranked Ethiopian as the largest airline in Africa in revenue and profit. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has been a pioneer of African aviation as an aircraft technology leader providing the first jet service in the continent in 1962, and availing the first African B767 in 1984, the first African B777-200LR in 2010 and the first African and second only to Japan B787 Dreamliner in 2012.

Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 83 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 airline group in Africa with seven strategic business units: Ethiopian International Passenger Service; Ethiopian Regional Service; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Service and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning, including SKYTRAX and Passenger Choice Awards in 2013 and has been registering an average growth of 25% per annum in the past seven years.


Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Passenger Choice Awards for "Best Airline in Africa" for the second time in a row at the APEX 2014 EXPO held between 15 and 18 September 2014 in the Anaheim Convention Centre in California.

The Passenger Choice Awards were created by the US based Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) to give voice to airline passengers. APEX encompasses the largest and most comprehensive survey of passengers in 13 languages. It is the most important award in the airline industry since it is the customers themselves, who rate airlines based on their overall experience.

CEO Tewolde Gebremariam of Ethiopian Airlines Group said, "Ethiopian is above all a customer-focused airline with global standard service with superior delivery through its hallmark Ethiopian flavored African hospitality. Passenger Choice is the most important award in our industry since it is our customers, who rate us by benchmarking our service with others in the industry.

This award is a strong vote of confidence by our customers and an encouragement to continuously enhance our on-ground and on-board services with a view to meet their high expectations. I wish to thank them for their vote of confidence and our employees for working hard day-in and day-out to make our airline shine high in the sky." Dominic Green, APEX Events and EXPO Chair, said "In 13 languages and available around the globe, the Passenger Choice Awards is by far one of the most impressive and comprehensive passenger surveys of its kind".

It’s a huge benefit to the airline industry to have this kind of candid data at their fingertips, and it’s the passengers who ultimately benefit from it." Ethiopian was also among the finalists, among other global airlines, for "Best overall flight experience", "In-flight video" and "In-flight magazine" at the 2014 Passenger Choice Awards.

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Passenger Choice Awards for "Best Airline in Africa" for the second time in a row at the APEX 2014 EXPO held between 15 and 18 September 2014 in the Anaheim Convention Centre in California.

The Passenger Choice Awards were created by the US based Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) to give voice to airline passengers. APEX encompasses the largest and most comprehensive survey of passengers in 13 languages. It is the most important award in the airline industry since it is the customers themselves, who rate airlines based on their overall experience.

CEO Tewolde Gebremariam of Ethiopian Airlines Group said, "Ethiopian is above all a customer-focused airline with global standard service with superior delivery through its hallmark Ethiopian flavored African hospitality. Passenger Choice is the most important award in our industry since it is our customers, who rate us by benchmarking our service with others in the industry. This award is a strong vote of confidence by our customers and an encouragement to continuously enhance our on-ground and on-board services with a view to meet their high expectations. I wish to thank them for their vote of confidence and our employees for working hard day-in and day-out to make our airline shine high in the sky."

Dominic Green, APEX Events and EXPO Chair, said "In 13 languages and available around the globe, the Passenger Choice Awards is by far one of the most impressive and comprehensive passenger surveys of its kind". It’s a huge benefit to the airline industry to have this kind of candid data at their fingertips, and it’s the passengers who ultimately benefit from it."

Ethiopian was also among the finalists, among other global airlines, for "Best overall flight experience", "In-flight video" and "In-flight magazine" at the 2014 Passenger Choice Awards.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa. In 2014, IATA ranked Ethiopian as the largest airline in Africa in revenue and profit. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has been a pioneer of African aviation as an aircraft technology leader providing the first jet service in the continent in 1962, and availing the first African B767 in 1984, the first African B777-200LR in 2010 and the first African and second only to Japan B787 Dreamliner in 2012.

Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 83 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 airline group in Africa with seven strategic business units: Ethiopian International Passenger Service; Ethiopian Regional Service; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Service and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning, including SKYTRAX and Passenger Choice Awards in 2013 and has been registering an average growth of 25% per annum in the past seven years.

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".

About Ethiopian

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.

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has received the 2013 "GOLD Level Boeing Performance Excellence Award" for its outstanding performance at the Wire Kits Harness Manufacturing Plant. This is the second Gold award the plant has received from Boeing. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.

Ethiopian established the aircraft wire production plant in July 2009. The plant manufactures certified seat to seat aircraft interior wires of different types and supplies them to Boeing, which uses the wires for 737, 747, 767 and 777 jet aircraft. Yet, the majority of the wires, close to 85%, are produced for the ultra-long range 777-200 LRs.

"Obtaining Gold level Boeing performance excellence award is a testimony of Ethiopian high standard and capabilities in the skill driven aviation industry. The pursuit of excellence is not just a hallmark of our wire kits harness manufacturing plant. It is also the defining characteristic of Ethiopian and the bedrock of its continued success in all areas of its global operations," said CEO Tewolde Gebremariam.

Ethiopian Airlines Wire Kit Harness Manufacturing Plant is one of only 124 suppliers to be awarded the Gold level recognition among thousands of Boeing suppliers.

About Ethiopian

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 79 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.


Frankfurt, Germany – March 29, 2013– The readers and jury of industry specialist newswire Air Transport News have again voted Star Alliance as best airline alliance.

"It is a pleasure for me to accept this award on behalf of our 27 member airlines," said Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance. "We are honoured that the readers of Air Transport News have given us this accolade two years in a row."

In addition, Star Alliance member carrier Turkish Airlines received the award for Airline of the Year.

Two Star Alliance hub airports were honoured. Istanbul Atatürk Airport received the best Airport of the Year award with Geneva Airport taking the 10-30 million passengers per year airport accolade.

Details can be found at: http://www.atn.aero/article.pl?mcateg=organisations&id=42343 

About Star Alliance:

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, TACA Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. EVA Air has been announced as future member. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 countries.

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that the Pan-African Award Committee comprising of travel professionals and journalists from across Africa has recognized the airline with multiple awards, including as “African Airline of the Year” and “Best Cabin Crew in Africa” at the opening ceremony of the 9th Travel Market, AKWAAB, meeting in Nigeria at Eko Hotel Convention Centre on 27 October 2013.

Travel Market, AKWAAB, is the only annual international travel fair in West Africa bringing together all the stakeholders in the tourism industry value chain, including airlines, hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, restaurants, national tourism boards and media. While receiving the award, Ato Essayas WoldeMariam, Managing Director of Ethiopian International, said “We are honored to receive these double awards in Africa today which will encourage the 8,000 strong work force of Ethiopian to double their efforts for African Aviation development.”

Tewolde Gebremariam CEO, Ethiopian Airlines Group said, “It is a special honor and privilege for Ethiopian, the fastest growing and most profitable African Airline, to receive these double awards from the awards committee of travel professionals and distinguished journalists of the continent. The double awards are strong testaments and recognition of our continuous and remarkable performance. By combining the best and latest aircraft technology like the B-787 Dreamliner and well trained, qualified and highly motivated employees supported with latest information and communication technology systems, Ethiopian is connecting the Continent of Africa with the rest of the world better than any other carrier. As a truly indigenous African airline, our international network of 76 cities spread all over five continents is connecting 46 African cities with 30 major cities in the rest of the world served by mostly daily and nonstop flights. We are also making intra-African connectivity easier and more convenient with our multiple hubs thru our partnership with ASKY in West Africa and soon Malawian Airlines in Southern Africa.”

Ethiopian has also won the 2013 SKYTRAX award for “Best Airline Staff Service in Africa” and the 2013 Passengers Choice Award for “Best Airline in Africa.”

During the award ceremony of the 9th Travel Market, AKWAAB, meeting, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport was also recognized as “Best Airport in East Africa”.

About Ethiopian

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.

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has won SKYTRAX World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff Service in Africa for its outstanding customer service, on 18 June 2013 in Paris at Le Salon du Bourget Air Show.

With its uniquely Ethiopian flavored African hospitality, Ethiopian Airlines is availing high standard products and services to meet the expectations of its customers.

"As a customer service organization, we clearly understand the value of high quality service delivery and accordingly we have been investing heavily in training and development of our staff on one hand and state of the art information and communication technology and fleet on the other hand. The award is a testimony of the hard work of our employees. We thank our customers and for their strong vote of confidence. I would like to thank the more than 7,000 strong Ethiopian Airlines family, who are working hard day and night to provide the best possible travel experience to our customers. It is their customer friendly and superior service delivery that is making Ethiopian an airline of customer choice in Africa," said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian, when receiving the award on 18 June 2013 in Paris at Le Salon du Bourget Air Show.


CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam while receiving the Award

He also added, "We are proud that our first-class service delivery is being recognized by the most reputed customer-service tracking organization in the airline industry. We thank Sky Trax for this recognition and make the pledge to our customers to work even harder to meet their high expectations.


CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam with the cabin crews

Ethiopian is implementing a 15-year strategic plan, Vision 2025, which will see it become the leading Aviation Group in Africa offering its passengers international standard product with five star service delivery.

About Ethiopian

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 72 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 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has received an award from H.E Girma Wolde Giorgis, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, for being a pioneer of the bright future of the Africa Renaissance.

Ethiopian CEO Tewolde Gebremariam received the award during a ceremony celebrating the 89th birthday and 60 years of Diamond Jubilee of the president held at the Sheraton Addis on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.

Ethiopian was given the award for continued growth and performance and for putting Ethiopia and the continent on the map by being the first airline outside of Japan to own and operate the Dreamliner.

"Ethiopian Airlines, from its beginning, has been the pride of Ethiopia and Africa. Its continued excellence and performance has always been unparalleled and contributes to the development of the continent. Ethiopian recent acquisition of the Dreamliner is the crowning jewel of its close to seven decades of operation," said President Girma presenting the award to Tewolde.

"On behalf of all Ethiopian Employees, I am honored to receive this award from president Girma Wolde Giorgis who contributed a lot for the growth of the Ethiopian Aviation industry. This is an encouragement for all Ethiopian employees to work harder and to achieve the development goals our country has aimed which embraces our Vision 2025. "Said CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam. " At this occasion, I would also like to appreciate the Addis Ababa Youth Association; striving towards empowering the youth to be productive, responsible and reliable citizen as the young generation should be empowered to shoulder the responsibility for tomorrow."

Ethiopian is currently implementing its 15-year strategic growth plan to become one of the leading Aviation Groups in Africa. Ethiopian is continuing to work as an ambassador of Ethiopia, attracting tourist to the country and to the continent, and is the only Africa air cargo operator supporting the growing export of Ethiopia and the rest of the continent.

About Ethiopian

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 Quarterly Magazine.

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.

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, has won the 2013 Planet Africa Professional Excellence Award on 2 November 2013 during a ceremony held at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada. The award event of 2013 was held under theme “Celebrating the Dream”, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the "I have a Dream speech" of the renowned American civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King. His daughter, Dr. Bernice King, delivered a keynote speech and received the Legend Award in recognition of his legacy.

Planet Africa Awards recognizes commendable individuals, businesses and organizations for their hard work and excellence in leadership demonstrated through visible difference brought in the lives of people of African heritage globally, especially the young generation.

"I am highly honored to receive this Professional Excellence Award at the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech, which has inspired and continues to inspire people all over the world. I have dedicated this award to the 8,000 strong men and women of Ethiopian Airlines family, who are working hard every day and night to make our Pan-African airline shine high in the sky and realize its Vision 2025. It is their success. Thanks to their unique commitment and dedication, and despite the daunting challenges prevailing in our industry, Ethiopian is registering one of the highest rate of growth and expansion with the most modern fleet and sound balance sheet", said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines upon receiving the award from Planet Africa.

Ethiopian was the recipient of multiple awards in 2013, including as the Best Airline in Africa from Passenger Choice awards and the Best Staff Service in Africa from SKYTRAX.

About Ethiopian

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.

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.

About Ethiopian

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.

First African Carrier CEO to Receive the Award

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that its CEO Tewolde Gebremariam has won the 2013 Airline Strategy Awards for Regional Leadership on Sunday 14 July 2013 in London.

Ethiopian CEO is the first African Airline CEO to receive the Regional Leadership award in the award’s 12 year history which is annually given out by Airline Business Magazine, a publication of Flight Global, the world’s leading aviation media brand.

The Airline Strategy Awards for Regional Leadership is given for a management team that has demonstrated excellence in leading a carrier, which provides strong transport links in its geographical region. A key criterion for this award is the successful utilization of regional markets with high operational integrity as well as the ability to produce good growth rates while keeping a tight grip on costs.


Thierry Lindenau, co-leader of the Global Aviation Practice Group 

at Spencer Stuart and Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian, during the award ceremony

The independent panel of judges comprised of highly respected industry professionals including analysts and former chief executives gave Tewolde Gebremariam the award for delivering consistent profits while developing Ethiopian Airlines’ fleet, network and business infrastructure and, in doing so, for showing leadership in the continent.

The judges also recognized that Ethiopian success is in one of the most difficult regional markets, where airline liquidations are all too frequent, with one saying that Ethiopian is operating in a “difficult region”, and its achievement is "very impressive".

After receiving the award, Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian CEO said, "I am pleased to receive this prestigious strategy award which is recognition of the hard work and special dedication of the 8,000 employees of Ethiopian Airlines. It is also a confirmation that our vision 2025 strategic road map of fast, profitable and sustainable growth is right and a sound one. As a truly indigenous pan-African airline, successful execution of our strategy is enabling the airline to serve seventy five international destinations in five continents with the aim of bringing Africa together and closer to the world. I would like to thank the Airline Business Magazine management and the panel of judges for selecting us for this award."

Ethiopian CEO was also recognized for Ethiopian multiple hubs strategy in Africa with its partner ASKY airline, which operates to 22 West African destinations on top of Ethiopian extensive network in Africa consisting of 45 points.

Ethiopian recently finalized a deal signing 49% shareholding agreement to form the new Malawi Airlines, through which it will develop a third hub to serve Southern Africa.

Ethiopian has just successfully completed its third year of its fifteen year strategic road-map, Vision 2025. By 2025, the airline aims to become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business units generating 10 billion dollars in revenue annually.

About Ethiopian

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 75 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 and a member of Star Alliance since 2011 registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased that its CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, has been elected to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors.

Ethiopian CEO was elected to this prestigious group of airline CEOs during the 69th IATA Annual General Meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa from Jun 2-4, 2013.

The Board of Governors is the government of IATA, which represents around 240 airlines. Its members exercise an oversight and executive role on behalf of the membership as a whole and in representing the interests of the Association.

The election of Ethiopian CEO to the IATA Board of Governors is a continuation of the recognition Ethiopian and its more than 7,000 staff, who work hard to make Africa’s premier carrier shine high in the sky.

Ethiopian was also chosen to host the IATA Africa Aviation Day at its hub Addis Ababa on 16 April, 2013. This was the first time for such an event to held in Ethiopia with the Director General and CEO of IATA, Tony Tyler attending along with close to 100 representatives of airlines from across the continent and aviation stakeholders.

About Ethiopian

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 72 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 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.


Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has been recognized for its commitment to service excellence after winning two awards from African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) magazine on Monday, October 22, 2012 at an event held in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ethiopian was given the "African Airline of the Year" and Captain Desta Zeru, Vice-President of Flight Operations, "Africa Legend of Travel" awards on Monday, October 22, 2012.

Ethiopian was given the awards during the 8th Akwaaba: African Travel Market Exhibition held from October 22 to 24 and organized by ATQ, the first international travel magazine in West Africa.

African Travel Market exhibition is an annual event organized by ATQ magazine which specializes on the aviation, travel and tourism sectors in Africa. It is the only international travel exhibition in West Africa recognized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Ethiopian received the award for its excellent service and pioneering spirit in the aviation industry in Africa with the introduction of the first 787 Dreamliner in Africa.

"Ethiopian Airlines, in the last one year, has made Africa proud and smaller. As Africa emerges as a united group of nations, Ethiopian has been driving this integration by opening new routes and linking neighbors. The B787 is the icing on the African Aviation pie. With its successful partnership with ASKY, Ethiopian is the leader on the West African Air transport market in a beneficial manner making the award inevitable," said organizers at the event, recognizing the effort of Ethiopian with the award.

Captain Desta was also recognized for being the first African captain to fly the Dreamliner. Captain Desta flew the Dreamliner on its debut flight to Africa from China to Addis Ababa when the aircraft landed at Bole Addis Ababa International Airport during its world tour.

"The awards are strong testament of Ethiopian continuous leadership in aviation technology in Africa and bringing the continent together and closer to the rest of the world with excellent service. All of us at Ethiopian are greatly encouraged by these recognitions and they motivate us to work even harder to provide better service to our esteemed customers," said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.

About Ethiopian

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 69 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 NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 and "the Airline of the Year 2009 Award" from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).

With its acquisition of and firm orders for several new modern fleet, the airline is well positioned to pursue aggressively the implementation of its 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, won the "African Business Leader of the Year" award from the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) on December 12, 2012 in a gala dinner held in Washington D.C. in the presence of more than 300 US and African Business leaders, Ambassadors and US government officials. CCA is the premier American organization devoted to U.S.-Africa business relations and includes, as members, more than 180 companies, which represent nearly 85 percent of total U.S. private sector investments in Africa. It was established in 1993 and is at the forefront of strengthening and facilitating business relationships between the United States and Africa.

CEO Tewolde was given the award for making Ethiopian the best run airline in Africa, while at the same time turning it into a true international carrier. He was also recognized for his support of US-Africa trade as evidenced not only by the nature of Ethiopian Airlines’ business, but by being the first carrier on the continent to buy the most advanced airliner, the B787-Dreamliner.CEO Tewolde was honored during the award ceremony along with three other Africans, who have shown exceptional leadership in business. "I am honored by this award. This and the recent awards Ethiopian has been receiving are recognitions of the important role our airline is playing in Africa.

Ethiopian is providing the air connectivity that is critical for fostering increased investment and trade flows to the continent. This award is, first and foremost, a tribute to the competence and hard work of all Ethiopian employees. It encourages us to work even harder to achieve the objectives in our Vision 2025 and to serve our beloved continent with greater commitment and dedication," said Tewolde.

Ethiopian is in the third year of implementation of its 15-year strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, which will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven profit centers grossing total revenue of 10 billion dollars by 2025. About Ethiopian 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 Quarterly Magazine. 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.

Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam has been awarded African CEO of the year from the African CEO Forum 2012 on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

While Ethiopian CEO, Tewolde won the African CEO of the Year award, three other companies also won in different categories for their commitment and accomplishments in four key areas: promotion of Africa’s private sector; strengthening regional integration; development of intra-African trade; and social and environmental responsibility.

Ethiopian CEO was given the African CEO of the Year Award whose specific category are: vision and leadership; pan-African scope of the strategy employed; type of modern governance and financial transparency; and quality of social, human and environmental policy.

"I am honored by the award. The award is a recognition of all employees of Ethiopian whose tireless and continuous dedication and hard work is making Ethiopian Airlines the leading aviation company in Africa," said Tewolde.

The list of nominees for the inaugural African CEO Awards was quite long and impressive too, 37 in total, vying for four awards: Private Equity Investor of t he Year, International Corporation of the Year, African Company of the Year and African CEO of the Year. The winners were chosen by a panel of 12 jurors composed of well-known figures from African businesses as well as consulting and media companies.


Tewolde Gebremariam with Amir Ben Yahmed, Vice President of Jeune Afrique Group

The jurors also recognized Tewolde as being at the helm of one of the most dynamic and profitable airlines in Africa reaching 70 international destinations and for being the first African company to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner last September.

Organized under the auspices of the African Development Bank and Jeune Afrique Group. The African CEO Awards is a thumbs-up for companies and investors who have demonstrated continued determination to advance the continent’s development by virtue of their promotion and development of the African private sector, intra-African trade, regional integration as well as social and environmental responsibility.

About Ethiopian

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 Quarterly Magazine.

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.


On April 11, 2011, Ethiopian Airlines received, "Deal of the Year 2010" Award by Air Finance Journal, a leading financial magazine serving the commercial aviation industry worldwide. According to Air Finance Journal, Ethiopian Airlines won the award in the African category for the package deal to finance its five B777-200LR airplanes and a spare engine. Ethiopian Airlines’ profitable business plan and good history of repaying loans contributed to sealing the deal.

Mr. Kassim Geresu, Chief Financial Officer of Ethiopian received the award during the ceremony held at Intrepid Museum in New York on April 11, 2011. While receiving the award Mr. Kassim said, "We would like thank all partners involved in this transaction and commend Citibank’s effort to bring together a consortium of non-aviation banks, particularly African Development Institutions to participate in the junior loan transaction that show the bank’s dedication and confidence on Ethiopian’s current strength and business plan."

Ethiopian has in a row received three brand new 777-200LR aircraft continuing its plan to operate the newest fleet in the world. The fourth and the fifth aircraft will join in April and July 2011 respectively. Ethiopian Airlines is the first carrier in Africa to operate the ultra long range and environmentally friendly 777–200LR aircraft.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the addition of new flight services to Hangzhou, Milan, and Madras Ethiopian will provide dependable services to 63 international destinations spanning four continents.

Recently, Ethiopian won the 2011 "AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR" Award for its excellence in air cargo. Ethiopian won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 and the 2009 "Airline of the Year" award from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). In August, 2008, Ethiopian won "the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award" of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry. Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.

Ethiopian Airlines has earned another accolade from The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) for being consistently profitable over the years and recording the best financial results in 2010. Ethiopian was honored with the prestigious award at the 43rd AFRAA Annual General Assembly held in Marrakesh, Morocco on November 21, 2011. Mr. Yissehak Zewoldi, Vice President Alliances and Corporate Strategic Planning received the award at the event. Upon receiving the award Mr. Yissehak said, "It is indeed an honor for Ethiopian Airlines to receive such an award especially from fellow African carriers. This is a testimony in recognition of the persistent effort exerted by the airline to move the African Aviation to new heights." Ethiopian has received three prestigious awards in a row in 2011 for its outstanding service and achievements in the aviation industry. About Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the addition of new flight services to Milan, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 62 international destinations spanning four continents. Recently, Ethiopian received the 2011 "AFRICAN CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR" Award for its excellence in air cargo. Ethiopian won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009 and the 2009 "Airline of the Year" award from the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). In August 2008, Ethiopian won "the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award" of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry. Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.



Ethiopian is pleased to announce that it has been named the ‘Airline of the Year 2009’ at the African Business Awards organized by the London-based African Business and the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC). The award was presented to Ethiopian Airlines at the African Business Awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Ballroom, in London on July 06, 2009. According to the 2009 judging panels of the African Business Awards, the winners of the Airline of the Year 2009 were chosen from a pool of nominees based on “solid financial results coupled with distinctive customer service, punctuality and innovative products and services for consumers, especially in opening new routes.”

After receiving the award, Mr. Yeneneh Tekelyes, Director for Advertising and Promotions of Ethiopian Airlines said, “While we rejoice for winning the award, the recognition of our overall excellence among other African Airlines motivates and encourages us to provide and deliver even more products and better services.” The award organizer, IC Publications has over 40 years’ experience in publishing magazines, newsletters, country supplements, industry reports and market intelligence on Africa and the Middle East.

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Mr. Yeneneh (left) receiving the award from Hon Hage Geingob,
Minister of Trade and Industry of Namibia

Present at this festive and memorable African night were prominent government leaders including H.E Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and several other ministers from different African countries.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the recent service additions to Riyadh and Malabo, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 34 cities in Africa and to a total of 55 destinations world wide.

In August 2008, Ethiopian won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.

Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.

Ethiopian was the winner of the 2008 Best Airline in Africa Award at the African Travel Award in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.

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Ethiopian has earned another industry honor, "Airline of the Year Award" at the 41st Annual General Assembly of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) held in Maputo, Mozambique on November 24, 2009. According to AFRAA, the award was presented to Ethiopian Airlines "In recognition of its outstanding, efficient and exemplary provision of Airline services to the African airline industry."

Mr. Paulo Zucula, Transport Minister of Mozambique handed out the award to Ato Girma Wake, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines at the Gala Dinner held on November 24, 2009 in Maputo, Mozambique. Commenting on the award, Ato Girma said, "We are indeed honored to receive this award which, once again, reaffirms our commitment to meet the needs of African aviation" and further added, "The recognition, coming at such a challenging time for the airline industry, is an acknowledgement of our continued hard work and dedication to provide outstanding service to our customers."

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CEO of Ethiopian Mr. Girma Wake, receiving the award from
Transport Minister of Mozambique, Mr. Paulo Zucula,

Ethiopian has frequently been chosen as the best Airline in Africa for its performance and outstanding contribution to the development of African aviation. In addition to the AFRAA award, Ethiopian has received four significant awards in a row since January, 2009.

The Annual General Assembly which took place from November 22 to 24, 2009 was attended by the Chief Executive Officers of African airlines, senior officials representing the civil aviation and airport authorities, regional and international aviation organizations and regional economic community leaders as well as global aircraft manufacturers led by Airbus, Boeing and Embraer.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946.

In July 2009, Ethiopian won ‘Airline of the Year 2009’ award at African Business Award organized by the London based African Business Magazine and Common Wealth Business Council.

In August 2008, Ethiopian won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.

Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.

Ethiopian was the winner of the ‘2008 Best Airline in Africa Award’ at the African Travel Award in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.

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In a ceremony held on November 25, 2009 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, Ethiopian won the NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2009. According to NEPAD, Ethiopian was honored as an institution in Africa that contributed to the development of transport infrastructure in the continent in line with the aims and objectives of NEPAD and the African Union. The development of transport infrastructure is seen as an important component and a prelude to regional integration. The contribution of Ethiopian Airlines in facilitating the regional integration through its long standing motto "Bringing Africa Together" and its continuous effort to build modern infrastructure has helped it stand out among its African compatriots.

Dr John Tambi, NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Expert presented the award trophy to Mr. Girma Wake, Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian at the gala dinner held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Ethiopian Airlines has currently embarked on rapid growth strategy, investing in various infrastructure developments to support the growing passenger and cargo business. In the last five years, the airline has made huge infrastructural investments. Some of the projects carried out by the airline were the construction of the state-of-the-art Cargo Terminal and Maintenance Hangar as well as the purchase of B737-7/800 New Generation Simulator.

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The NEPAD Secretariat launched the annual NEPAD Transport Infrastructure Projects of Excellence Awards to recognize and honor those who have contributed largely to the success of the programme in the Transport Infrastructure sector. NEPAD (the New Partnership for Africa's Development) was launched in 2001 by the President's of Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa as a vision for the African Renaissance and the continent's renewal.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946.

In July 2009, Ethiopian won ‘Airline of the Year 2009’ award at African Business Award organized by the London based African Business Magazine and Common Wealth Business Council.

In August 2008, Ethiopian won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.

Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.

Ethiopian was the winner of the ‘2008 Best Airline in Africa Award’ at the African Travel Award in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Manager PR & Publications
Ethiopian Airlines
Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07 (251-1) 517-81-65
Fax: (251-1) 661-14-74
E-mail: publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com


Ethiopian Airlines has been awarded Corporate Achievement Award for its excellence in the airline industry by Aviation & Allied Business Publication. This prestigious award is given to Ethiopian Airlines in recognition of its outstanding contributions to the development of the airline industry in Africa. Through its commitment for excellent services, Ethiopian Airlines has been recognized for its continued contribution in setting the pace in the airline industry in Africa thereby contributing significantly to socio-economic integration and development.

"The Award is a testimony of Ethiopian Airlines' commendable and profitable operations over the years despite serious challenges that have adversely affected many large and small airlines globally.” said Mr. Busera Awel, Vice President Commercial of Ethiopian Airlines.

The Corporate Achievement Award recognizes Ethiopian Airlines' initiatives and commitment to air transport infrastructure development in Africa. Ethiopian Airlines leads in fleet modernization with the remarkable order of 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. In a related development, the airline recently commissioned a B737NG Simulator to boost employee capacity building in the aviation industry in Africa at a critical period when shortages of core aviation personnel on new-generation aircraft is creating apprehension in the airline industry. Its maintenance facility has also provided leverage for airlines in Africa in the face of high operating costs.

The award plaque was handed over to Mr. Busera Awel by Mr. Jeff Radebe, Member of Parliament, Honourable Minister of Transport Republic of South Africa at the end of the 14th Aviation & Allied Business Leadership Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 26, 2008.

The Leadership Conference, organized by the Aviation & Allied Business, has been held annually since 1995 as a private sector-led initiative aimed at creating multinational exchange of ideas and information between the private and public sectors of the air transport industry in Africa.

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VP Commercial of Ethiopian, Ato Busera Awel receiving the award plaque from Mr. Jeff Radebe Member of Parliament, Honourable Minister of Transport Republic of South Africa

Since its inception on December 5, 1945, Ethiopian has steadily grown to become a reputable African airline with an unparalleled coverage of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and America. Right from the beginning Ethiopian Airlines has been pursuing its goal of Bringing Africa Together and Closer to the World. Today it is operating the largest network in the African continent with extended services both in passengers and cargo. Ethiopian Airlines continuously strives to live up to its motto of being THE NEW SPIRIT OF AFRICA.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, www.ethiopianairlines.com, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. The airline currently serves 30 destinations in Africa. The addition of service to Kuwait effective July 02, 2008 has brought the total number of Ethiopian’s international destinations to 50.

In 2006 and 2007 Ethiopian was the proud recipient of awards for the African Airline of the Year 2006, Africa Business of the Year 2007 and Ghana Business and Financial Award 2007 from the African Aviation Journal, the African Times/USA and the Government of Ghana respectively for its outstanding performance in the commercial air transport industry.

Ethiopian will be the first carrier to operate the 787 Dreamliner in Africa, the Middle East and Europe

Ethiopian Airlines has been awarded the 2008 Brussels Airport Marketing Award by the Brussels Airport Company. This prestigious award is given to Ethiopian in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations which have been manifested through the development of new routes, new products and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities. Ethiopian is the first African carrier to be honoured for this prestigious award in Belgium.

The award plaque was presented to Mr. Tewolde G. Mariam, Chief Operating Officer of Ethiopian at the Brussels Airport Awards Gala Evening Dinner at the Sky Hall in the airport on October 23, 2008 in the presence of more than 500 airline representatives, travel agents, tour operations, and the travel press.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tewolde said, “It is a special honor and privilege for Ethiopian to receive the marketing award in recognition of its efforts and results to develop the route between Addis Ababa and Brussels. Today, we are connecting Addis Ababa, the seat of the African Union and the capital of Africa and Brussels, the seat of the EU and the capital of Europe with daily services. Our code share cooperation with SN Brussels will also help us to further develop the route between the two hub gateways.”

According to the explanation by the Brussels Airport, Ethiopian won the award as the result of its initiative in increasing the frequencies of its Addis Ababa-Brussels flights from a three-weekly to a daily service, entering into a cooperative agreement with Brussels Airlines and opening a direct coach service to Brussels Airport from The Netherlands.

Ethiopian has been providing passenger flight services on this route since June 2006. Currently Ethiopian operates daily. Four flights operate from the Ethiopian Airlines’ hub Addis Ababa to Brussels via Frankfurt and the rest via Paris.

About 80 passenger airlines operate internationally to/from Brussels, the seat of the European Union and NATO. This is the second consecutive year that Brussels Airporthas organized its award ceremony.

Other than the passenger air service, Ethiopian has been operating cargo services to Belgium since 2004. A year ago Ethiopian started to operate B747 to cater for the growing demand of perishable goods and beans while its outbound flights carry general cargo ranging from office and household supplies to computers, pharmaceuticals, machinery and chemicals.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian recently won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace and continued contribution towards the growth of African aviation industry.

Ethiopian Airlines, www.ethiopianairlines.com, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the recent addition of new flight services to Ouagadougou and Lubumbashi, Ethiopian provides seamless services to 32 cities in Africa and to a total of 52 international destinations spread around the globe.

Ethiopian will be the first carrier to operate the 787 Dreamliner in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Ethiopian Airlines scooped the 2008 Best Airline in Africa Award at the African Travel Award gala night held in Lagos, Nigeria. The award was conferred to Ethiopian for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.

The organizer of the 4th Akwaaba travel market Mrs. Ikechi Uko said, “It is a well deserved award as Ethiopian Airlines has served Africa well over the years being the major link between the East, West and North and South Africa. “Ethiopian provides the traveling public with the best service possible, and the quality of its service contributed to the growth of Travel and Tourism in Africa.”, she added.

The award was presented to Ato Busera Awel, Ethiopian Vice President- Commercial at the award dinner held at Expo Centre Eko Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria on October 25, 2008. Upon receiving the award, Ato Busera said, “The award marks a joyous moment for all of us at Ethiopian which more than ever before reaffirms that our customers are standing with us and share our endeavor for excellence.”

Akwaaba Travel Market is the only international travel exhibition in West Africa recognized by the UN-World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). It is organized annually by African Travel Quarter (ATQ) magazine, the first International Travel Magazine in West Africa.

 In addition to the latest award, Ethiopian has won the 2008 corporate achievement award in Johannesburg in August 2008, and Brussels Airport Award for long haul services on October 23, 2008. 

The establishment of Ethiopian as the leading African carrier in the 1960’s and the extension of services to most cities of Africa represent milestone in the history of the airline.

Currently, Ethiopian flies to 32 cities in Africa with seamless connections within the continent and beyond via the strategic hub of the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian recently won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace and continued contribution towards the growth of African aviation industry.

Ethiopian Airlines, www.ethiopianairlines.com, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the recent addition of new flight services to Ouagadougou and Lubumbashi, Ethiopian provides seamless services to 32 cities in Africa and to a total of 52 international destinations spread around the globe.

Ethiopian will be the first carrier to operate the 787 Dreamliner in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.



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