Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines has marked the commencement of its new services to Conakry, the capital of The Republic of Guinea, at a reception ceremony held on February 2, at Addis Ababa Bole Airport.
The event has been graced by Mme. Sidibe Fatouma KABA, Guinea Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mr. Toure Mohamed, Secretary General Guinea Transport Minister, Guinean diplomatic community, Mr. Mesfin Tassew, Chief Operating Officer Ethiopian Airlines, and Ethiopian Executive management.
Mme. Sidibe Fatouma KABA, Guinea Ambassador to Ethiopia remarked, “Ethiopian is growing since its creation; and it is a pan-African company. We are very happy and proud that this project is realized which will strengthen trade, tourism and the bilateral ties between the two nations. The flight will also help Guinean business people to travel to major world trading cities across the Ethiopian Airlines network .”
Mr. Mesfin Tasew, Chief Operating Officer Ethiopian Group; said, “We are pleased to launch services to Conakry. This new service takes a very special place in Ethiopian network expansion endeavour, as it is the first of the seven new destinations that Ethiopian is going to launch in five months duration. Covering the largest network in Africa unrivalled by any other carrier, Ethiopian has been filling the gaps of air transportation in the continent. Moreover, as Africa’s economy grows the need for air transport has increased significantly and availability of accessible and hassle-free air connectivity is of paramount importance. To this end, Ethiopian has been working extensively in serving the continent with better and technologically advanced aviation technologies and systems.
Ethiopian will be commencing new services to Oslo, Antananarivo, Singapore, Jakarta, Chengdu and Victoria Falls in the next six months.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 95 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, 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.
Source: Ethiopian Airlines Press Release