For the second year in a row, Ethiopian Airlines has been named 2016’s African Airline of the year at the 26th Annual Air Finance Africa Conference and Exhibition held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In a statemnt posted on its website, Meseret Bitew, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, said they were pleased to win the award adding that it was a testimony of the airlines’ commitment to serve the people of Africa.
“The commendable success of Ethiopian Airlines attributes to the visionary leadership of Ethiopian management and the hard work of thousands of Ethiopian employees who work hard around the clock. We shall continue to play vital roles in connecting African countries with their major trading partners around the world and realise an economically liberal Africa.”
The statement quoted Nick Fadugba, Chief Executive Officer of African Aviation as saying, “in the past 12 months, Ethiopian Airlines has further expanded its route network and modernised its fleet. In addition, Ethiopian Airlines has achieved a record financial turnover and profitability in spite of various industry challenges.”
Ethiopian airline is a multi-award winning airline which includes Airline of the Year Award, for the fifth consecutive year, by African Airlines Association (AFRAA). It also won the SkyTrax World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa, Best African Cargo Airline of the Year Award and Passenger Choice Award for Best Airline in Africa.