The African Aviation ‘African Airline of the Year’ Award for 2017 has been awarded to Ethiopian Airlines for the second year in a row.
The award recognises its continued rapid growth, increased profitability, and its contribution to aviation development in Africa.
Meseret Bitew, acting chief financial officer, Ethiopian Airlines, said: ‘’We are pleased to win the African Airline of the Year Award for the second time in a row; a testimony of our commitment to serve our beloved continent, 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 with unity of purpose.
“Mobility and air connectivity being the economic engine of growth and development, 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.”
African Aviation CEO, Nick Fadugba, said: “In the past 12 months, Ethiopian Airlines has further expanded its route network, modernised its fleet, inaugurated three new aircraft maintenance hangars, as well as a new world-class in-flight catering facility, and has strengthened its airline joint ventures in Africa. In addition, it has achieved a record financial turnover and profitability despite various industry challenges. Currently, the airline is well on track to exceed the goals of its Vision 2025 Strategy.”