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Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates 75th Anniversary


Ethiopian Airline Group, the largest Pan-African aviation group, celebrates its 75th

anniversary today, April 8, 2021. Ethiopian made its maiden international flight on April

8, 1946 to Cairo.


Since then, the Airline overcame the ups and downs of the aviation industry and the challenges unique to Africa to become Africa’s largest, most profitable and award-winning Aviation Group. Ethiopian kicks off a yearlong celebration under the theme “Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence”.


Among the many firsts introduced by Ethiopian are the first Jet aircraft in Africa, the first East Africa to West Africa scheduled flight, the first airline from the Western Hemisphere to fly to China, the first scheduled service between the capitals of the most populous nations in the world (from New Delhi to Beijing), the first airline in Africa to introduce the Boeing 767, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and the Airbus A350 to Africa.


Ethiopian attributes its success to the four pillars of its growth strategy. These pillars are

human resource development, modern fleet, infrastructure development and technology.

It will continue to focus on these pillars with renewed emphasis on sustainability.


The airline will also continue partnering with other African airlines and governments to create a robust, competitive airline industry in Africa by sharing its technical and management expertise.

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