Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline is pleased to announce that it has been crowned Company of the Year by All Africa Business Leaders Award (AABLA) on 29 November 2018 in Sandton, Johannesburg. Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, has also been listed among the finalist in the Business Leader of the Year category of the Award.
All Africa Business Leaders Award honors business excellence and leaders, who have made a considerable impact on their industry and community. Regarding the award, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are honored to receive the prestigious award of Company of the Year by All Africa Business Leaders Award organized by CNBC. The award is yet another testimony of the success Ethiopian continues to register thanks to its Vision 2025 fast, profitable and sustainable growth roadmap. This award is first and foremost due to the dedication and commitment of my 16,000 colleagues who work day and night to make the airline successful.
Ethiopian now operates over 108 aircraft to 60 African and 117 international destinations covering 5 continents. Our extensive African and international network play a critical role in the integration and economic development of the continent by enabling the flow of tourism, trade and investment.” It is to be recalled that recently Ethiopian also won 2018 Best Airlines in Africa Award for the 7th year in a row from African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 116 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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 Six business centers: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and
Ethiopian Airports Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.