Ethiopian Airlines voted ‘Best Airline in Africa’ + Manchester celebrates 6-month anniversary

26 Jun 2019

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest-growing Airline in Africa and Skytrax-certified Four-Star Global Airline, was voted the ‘Best Airline in Africa’ for the third consecutive year at the 2019 Skytrax World Airlines Awards held in Paris on 18th June.

On top of that award, Ethiopian was also voted the ‘Best Business Class in Africa’ and ‘Best Economy Class in Africa’.

Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said, “I would like to sincerely thank our global customers for the strong and consistent vote of confidence. Thanks also to colleagues at Ethiopian, who always make extraordinary efforts to delight their customers. We have grown to more than 120 destinations worldwide with a 115-strong ultra-modern fleet, offering excellent connectivity with one of the best travel experiences that helped us become the best airline in Africa and one of the frontrunners in the world.

“As a customer focused and market driven airline, we always strive to meet and exceed customers’ expectations through our signature service and world-class products.”

Skytrax is the most prestigious global air transport rating organisation that conducts the world’s largest annual airline passenger satisfaction survey.

Ethiopian Airlines, a multi-award-winning airline, has previously received the Skytrax World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa twice, and ‘Best Airline in Africa’, ‘Best Business Class in Africa’ and ‘Best Economy Class in Africa’ 2018.

While much has evolved in the industry, Ethiopian has stood the test of time and achieved most of its overarching goals, and is halfway through its projected 15-year plan, Vision 2025. Ethiopian is now expanding its footprint to underserved global destinations. The airline has also continued pushing the frontiers of aviation technology with a 21stcentury new generation fleet.

…Manchester route celebrates 6 months of operation

 Ethiopia’s flag was flying high at Manchester Airport on 21st June to mark the 6-month anniversary of Ethiopian Airlines direct flight from Manchester to Addis Ababa.

Timothy Bettney, Ethiopian Airlines’ Traffic and Sales Manager, with Seb Thomson, Head of Public Relations at Manchester Airport

Launched in December last year, the route will benefit around 400,000 people across Northern UK and unlock more than 60 connections in Africa and beyond.

Ethiopian Airlines’ Traffic and Sales Manager at Manchester Airport said, “Since launching our new service to Manchester Airport, we have seen positive feedback from people residing in the north of England, especially Ethiopian and other African communities. This is the only direct link between the north of England and Sub-Saharan Africa and has increased business opportunities and brought families closer together.”

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