Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline group, has been ranked 11th worldwide in flight on-time performance for the month of January 2017, according to FlightStats, the leading provider of real-time global flight data to companies and individuals across the travel ecosystem.
Of the almost 8,000 flights operated by the airline in January, 81 percent arrived within 15 minutes of the schedule arrival, said a statement from Ethiopian Airlines on Monday.
Ethipian Airlines ranked No.1 in terms of punctuality for airlines based in the Middle East and Africa, said the statement.
Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said “Although there are quite many factors which affect the on-time departure of flights, we will continue to do whatever it takes to please our customers with the best flight punctuality in the industry. To this effect, we are very happy that we have outperformed the industry in the Middle East and Africa and stood number 11th in the world.”
Ethiopian Airlines received numerous accolades in 2016. The airline was awarded “Best Airline Staff in Africa” by SkyTrax, and “Airline of the Year” for the fifth year in a row by the African Airlines Association, AFRAA, according to Monday’s statement.
Ethiopian Airlines is implementing a 15-year strategic plan, Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading Aviation Group in Africa, offering passengers international standard services and products with five-star service delivery.