Press Release


Today, January 30, 2009, Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy graduates 31 cabin crew.

The graduates have passed through different types of preliminary screening based on the needs and challenges of the profession. They have taken rigorous three-month classroom training, which includes safety drills and in-flight services, which was enriched by subsequent on the job training. The training they received both on ground and on board qualifies them as professional cabin crew to serve all fleet types operated by the Airline and meet Ethiopian’s vision of being “Africa’s World Class Airline.”

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EVP Strategic Business Units, Ato Kinfe Kahssaye, with the graduates

The induction of these freshly trained, qualified, young and energetic employees into the workforce will increase the total number of cabin crew to 873. This will enable the Airline to attain its goal of customer excellence.

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EVP Strategic Business Units, Ato Kinfe Kahssaye, with the graduates

The recruitment and training of cabin crew is now a continuous year-round activity at Ethiopian Airlines, as dictated by its fleet growth program in the current and future flight frequencies, route expansion and maintenance of its competitiveness.

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 53 destinations around the globe, 33 of which are in Africa.

In 2008 Ethiopian was the proud recipient of the Corporate Achievement Award from Aviation & Allied Business, the Brussels Airport Marketing Award on its long haul service, and Best Airline in Africa from the Africa Travel Award-Nigeria.

In 2006 and 2007 Ethiopian also won awards as the African Airline of the Year 2006, Africa Business of the Year 2007 and Ghana Business and Financial Award 2007 from the African Aviation, 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.


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