Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines,has won for the second year in a row ,the 2017 African Aviation ‘African Airline of the Year’ Award during the 26th Annual Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ethiopian won this award to recognise its increased profitability , rapid growth,and its outstanding contribution to aviation development in Africa.
According to the company’s press statement ,The African Aviation CEO, Mr Nick Fadugba, said while announcing the award that In the past 12 months, Ethiopian Airlines has further expanded its route network, modernized its fleet, inaugurated three new aircraft maintenance hangars, as well as a new world-class in-flight catering facility and has strengthened its airline joint ventures in Africa.
Ethiopian leads the pan-African passenger and cargo network, deploying its well managed fleet to more than 95 international destinations across the globe, and it is also a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
By Cyril NDEGEYA