Ethiopian Airlines wins the “2018 Best Airlines in Africa Award” for the seventh year in a row.
The award, presented by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), was given on Nov. 27 in recognition of its exceptional financial performance at the 50th African Airline Association Annual General Assembly (AFRAA AGA) in Rabat, Morocco.
Ethiopian’s Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said on the occasion, "We are thrilled to win this prestigious award. In the last seven years we have been coming to AFRAA AGA and receiving this continental high-profile award every single year. We sincerely thank AFRAA and our sister African Airlines for the award. The award underscores the continuous efforts and hard work of Ethiopian employees who are highly committed to the extraordinary success of our airline. The accolade also attests the soundness of our fast, profitable and sustainable growth plan, Vision 2025 and the associated business model."
Mr. Tewolde expressed his gratitude towards Ethiopian’s customers worldwide for giving them the opportunity to serve them, for traveling on Ethiopian in great numbers, for their continued feedback and support, which he said, has been a critical success factor. He also added, "Most of all, we need to synergize our strengths to realize the vision of creating a single and unified African air transport market."
During the ceremony, the South African carrier Mango has been awarded the best low-cost airline in Africa, while Ethiopian scooped the best airline in Africa prize. Ethiopian Airlines is the largest aviation group in Africa and a Skytrax-certified 4-star global airline.
Sources: World Airline Awards, Aviation Pros, Arab News