Ethiopia’s state air carrier Ethiopian Airlines has won an African Aviation Airline of the Year award for 2017 during the 26th Annual Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In a statement, Meseret Bitew, Acting Chief Financial Officer at Ethiopian Airlines, says the airline attributes the recognition to its ability to interconnect African countries with their major trading partners around the world.
Ethiopian Airlines won the Airline of the Year award for a second year in a row, which aims to highlight and support Africa’s aviation sector better compete at international level.
African Aviation CEO Nick Fadugba, who handed the award to Ethiopian Airlines, says Ethiopia’s flag carrier, having expanded significantly its route network, modernized fleet and inaugurated three new aircraft maintenance hangars, is setting example to other African airlines.
Fadugba also commended Ethiopian Airlines for opening a new world-class inflight catering facility and strengthening its airline joint ventures in Africa.