Ethiopian Airlines would like to inform its valued customers and the general public that it has postponed the opening of services to Seychelles until further notice. The flight was scheduled to commence as of November 15, 2011. The decision to postpone the services was made due to operational reasons. Ethiopian airlines regrets the inconvenience caused due to the flight postponement and will take all steps to take care of its passengers and rebook alternative flights for all passengers with tickets and confirmed bookings. About Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. 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.