Ethiopian GhanaAddis-Ababa-based, Ethiopian Airlines has awarded its travel partners at an awards dinner, held in Accra, to recognise the agencies’ efforts in the airline’s success in the country.

The airline’s top agencies, by sales volumes, received an undisclosed amount of cash from the airline as well as a certificate.

Genet Wolde-Michael, Country Manager of the airline, said: “What we did today was reward people who have served the airline very well; it is an award dinner for travel agents who have supported the airline. This will be done two or three times in the year going forward.

“Ethiopian is popular because it is pocket-friendly. Over the last three months we have launched flights to Manila, Los Angeles, Japan, Cape Town, Dublin, and Gomah. We want to fly to more than a hundred destinations and we are already flying to 91 now.”

Ethiopian currently serves about 91 destinations across five continents from its base at Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

The Ethiopian flag-carrier’s partnership with Boeing has existed for more than half a century, with a current fleet of more than 50 Boeing airplanes that includes 787 Dreamliners and a cargo fleet that includes 757 and 777 Freighters.

The airline this year introduced the Boeing 787-Dreamliner on the Accra-Addis Ababa route, following requests by the travelling public and agencies.

Genet Wolde-Michael notes that: “The load factor is picking up and now we have a good load factor of about 70 percent. We have revised all our fares downward and we have given more commission and incentives to the travel agents”.

Original article: ATQNews

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