Ethiopian Airlines has appointed Captain Yohannes Hailemariam as Vice-President Flight Operations effective 3 March 2014.
Captain Yohannes is a graduate of Ethiopian Pilot Training School and has over 30 years experience with the airline. He joined Ethiopian in 1984, has served in various capacities, including Director Flying and Training as well as Captain B777 and Check Airman before assuming his new position.
Captain Yohannes is replacing Captain Desta Zeru, who left the position of Vice-President for personal reasons but remains a line pilot with the airline.
Captain Yohannes will continue the work of his predecessor and the successful implementation of the Ethiopian fast, profitable and successful growth strategic roadmap, Vision 2025.
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 destinationsacross 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.