Aviation: Ethiopian Won AFRAA’s Air Line of the Year Award 5th year in row

Africa’s largest Airline Group, Ethiopian Airlines, 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 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.

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 honoured 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 Award and CAPA Airline of the Year Award are few to mention

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