Ethiopian Airlines has been recognized as Middle East and Africa Airline of the Year 2017 by Airline Economics, the largest aviation finance and leasing print publication in the world, at a Gala Dinner held in Dubai on October 3, 2017.
Winners in the Middle East & Africa Aviation 100 Awards Category have been chosen among the airlines in the Middle East and Africa through customer survey conducted by Airline Economics Magazine. Ethiopian outperformed major airlines in the Middle East and Africa to win this prestigious award.
Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked; “It is a tremendous honour to be recognized as Airline of the Year and to stand out from among the major Middle East and African carriers thru a vote of the readers of one of the most renowned aviation magazines, Airline Economics."
Ethiopian Airlines has won multiple awards including SKYTRAX World Airline Award for Best Airline in Africa, Best Airline Staff in Africa; AFRAA- Best Airline in Africa, "Best Airline to Africa”.
Other awards include “Best Airline in Africa” by US Premier Traveler magazine, Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Performance Award, Passenger Choice Awards for "Best Airline in Africa and Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier in Africa by Pax International Magazine.