Press Release


Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing and Seattle Alliance Outreach (NGO) Join Together for Humanitarian Flight

September 11, 2015

Ethiopian Airlines joined with Boeing and Seattle Alliance Outreach (NGO) to deliver more than 630 kilograms of medical supplies and equipment to Kidney Failure Dialysis Charity Organization in Ethiopia. The delivery was made aboard the brand new Boeing 777 Freighter on 11 September, 2015.

Kidney Failure Dialysis Charity Organization runs a Public Dialysis Center on the premises of Zewditu Hospital helping to save the valuable lives of citizens living with kidney failure by providing affordable dialysis services for the public.  

"Ethiopian Airlines continues with its leadership role in fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities. The free transportation and delivery of these goods with Ethiopian flight is a testimony of the airlines commitment to facilitate the availability of such highly needed medical supplies for citizens living with kidney problems," said Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

As one of the many airlines involved in Boeing’s Humanitarian Delivery Flights program, this is Ethiopian’s 21st free delivery flight, putting Ethiopian amongst the carriers with the highest number of Humanitarian Delivery Flights.

Ethiopian is a Pan-African global carrier with the youngest fleet on the continent which has an average age of less than 7 years is currently serving 91 international destinations across 5 continents with over 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 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.

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Ethiopian Airlines

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