Ethiopian airlines, an indigenous airline operator has announced that it is celebrating its 60th year of operations this year having began its operations in 1946.
According to the press release supplied by the organization,
Ethiopian is delighted to celebrate its 70 years of dedicated and highly successful air transport services to, from and within the continent of Africa.
With its strong mission of bringing Africa together and closer to the world, Ethiopian has expanded much-needed air connectivity within Africa and with the rest of the world in the last 70 years. Leading the way in the past, present and the future; Ethiopian has been an aviation technology leader in Africa and has introduced many new aircraft and systems to the continent.
The result of such a long journey of dedicated service has now culminated in connecting 51 cities in Africa with the major trading centers of the world in five continents and 41 cities around the world.
Every single day, we are operating 240 flights with an efficiently designed network of connectivity through our main hub in Addis Ababa with 76 aircraft in service. Along with our Star Alliance partners, we cover the entire world.
The fast, profitable and sustainable growth we have registered in the last 10 years has made us the largest, most profitable and fastest growing airline on our continent. We operate Africa’s largest cargo service, largest and most advanced Aviation Academy and best MRO services.
Group Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde Gebremariam, said “Seventy years is a long time, but Ethiopian is still young, strong, forward-looking and ready to contribute its own share of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena in line with the African Union agenda 2063.
As an indigenous brand lasting this long and maintaining a lead in the industry highly composed of foreign brands, Ethiopian airlines surely deserve great commendations.
On behalf of the CP Africa team, I congratulate the management and board of Ethiopian airlines.