Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian), the fastest growing Airline in Africa, has won “The Rising Star Carrier of the Year Award” at the 2015 Playload Asia Award held at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport in Singapore, yesterday.
Organised by Payload Asia and supported by Logistics Insight Asia, the annual Awards is a celebration of excellence, highlighting the air cargo supply chain companies that have excelled in the industry – those that have risen above the challenges through market adeptness, innovative products or superior strategy – to make a positive impact on the market and in their own business.
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Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its close to seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 91 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.