Starting April 8, 2016, Ethiopian Airlines has been celebrating its 70 years of dedicated and highly successful air transport services to, from and within the continent of Africa.
With its strong mission of bringing Africa together and closer to the world, Ethiopian has expanded much needed air connectivity within Africa and with the rest of the world in the last 70 years.
Leading the way in the past, present and the future; Ethiopian has been an aviation technology leader in Africa and has introduced many new aircraft and systems to the continent.
The result of such a long journey of dedicated service has now culminated in connecting 51 cities in Africa with the major trading centers of the world in five continents and 41 cities around the world.
Every single day, Ethiopian operates 240 flights with an efficiently designed network of connectivity through their main hub in Addis Ababa with 76 aircraft in service. Along with their Star Alliance partners, they cover the entire world.
Group Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde Gebremariam, said “Seventy years is a long time, but Ethiopian is still young, strong, forward looking and ready to contribute its own share of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena in line with the African Union agenda 2063.
“Ethiopian airlines employees, the management and the board of Directors have been demonstrating unique levels of dedication and commitment to their airline and this is the main success factor in the last 70 years, we take this opportunity to recognize and thank all of our employees; present and past for their extraordinary hard work and success.
Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
The airline commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 92 international destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200F, 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.The airline
With the next generation advanced fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Airbus A350 and the Boeing 737 MAX, Ethiopian Airlines will continue to lead the 21st century aviation development in the continent of Africa.
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.