Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African airline, has won the African Aviation ‘African Airline of the Year’ Award for 2016.
Ethiopian airlines was given the award at the 25th Anniversary African Aviation Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition and African Aviation Summit held on May 11, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Photo cap: L-R: Mr. Mesfin Tassew, Chief Operating Officer Ethiopian Airlines receiving the award from Mr. Nick Fadugba, CEO African Aviation.
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 Ethiopian
Airlines, 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. It is also a recognition of the visionary leadership
of Ethiopian management and the hard work of thousands of Ethiopian employees
who work hard to keep our beloved airline shining in the skies. On behalf of the
Ethiopian Executive Management and myself, I would like to thank African Aviation
for the recognition.”
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. In addition, ET has also excelled in the provision
of technical services to African and non-African airlines and has made an enormous
contribution to the development of Aviation Human Resources for the African
continent, particularly in the fields of aircraft maintenance, pilot and cabin crew
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.