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 finalists in the Business Leader of the Year category of the Award.
All Africa Business Leaders Award honours 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 honoured to receive the prestigious award of Company of the Year by All Africa Business Leaders Award organised 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).
About Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing airline in Africa. In its seven decades 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 across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787.
Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin. Ethiopian was the first airline in Africa to own and operate each of 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 centres:
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 annual growth of 25% in the past seven years.