Ethiopian promotes conference on financing for development
The conference was a showcase of Addis Ababa’s growing prominence as international hub for meetings and conferences in Africa. The conference gathered high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation and other special representatives with the aim of supporting the implementation of the post -2015 development agendas.
“As a proud supporter of the UN 3rd International Conference on Financing For Development, I would like to warmly welcome all participants of the conference and wish a pleasant and rewarding stay in Addis Ababa. As a key facilitator of your travel needs during the conference, we will do our level best to make your connectivity seamless and flight experience convenient and enjoyable,” said Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam.
Ethiopian Airlines has assigned sales agents at the conference sight to swiftly handle all re-booking and side trip requests by the participants. For those participants planning to visit the magnificent tourist attractions of Ethiopia that have just won “World’s Best Tourism Destination for 2015”, best possible connectivity options are in place with daily and double daily connections to 20 domestic destinations and with special tour offers from ET-holidays.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, 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 90 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 and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. 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.