Ethiopian Airlines has won the African Aviation ‘African Airline of the Year’ Award for 2016 during the 25th Anniversary African Aviation Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition and African Aviation Summit held on May 11, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The award was presented to Ethiopian in recognition of its financial performance, fleet modernization, route network expansion, in-flight service, overall customer care and its outstanding contribution to aviation development in Africa.
Commenting on the award, Mr. Mesfin Tassew, Chief Operating Officer Ethiopioan Airliens, said, “ We are pleased to win the ‘African Airline of the Year 2016 Award’, which is a testimony of Ethiopian 70 years of commitment to bring Africa together and closer to the rest of the world."
Presenting the award, Mr Nick Fadugba, CEO African Aviation, remarked, “Ethiopian Airlines continues to set the pace through its tangible achievements and is a source of great pride to Africa."
Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline, including "Best Airline to Africa", for a second year in a row, and “Best Airline in Africa” by one of the most prominent travel magazines in the United States - Premier Traveler, the APEX Passenger Choice Award, the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry, CAPA Airline of the Year Award, AFRAA Airline of the year award, for the fourth year in a row, are few to mention.