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Ethiopian Airlines wins African leadership excellence award in aviation


Adetola with GM Mrs Firihiewot Mekonnen at the event

For its outstanding contribution to the development of the continent, the economic aspirations of its citizenry and transformation of Africa’s image in the international market place, African Institute has honoured Ethiopian Airlines with the award of Excellence in Aviation for Leadership Excellence.

At a ceremony attended by business leaders in Lagosis organized, Dr. Stanley Ohemhen the Chairman of the General Committee of the institute outlined the values that qualified Ethiopian Airlines for the Award.

While receiving the award, Mrs. Firihiewot Mekonnen, the General Manager of the Airline in Nigeria, thanked the organisers for the award. He informed guests that the airline has been defending the interest of Africa since inception over 70 years ago.


She also informed that Ethiopian Airlines will be organising an all women operated flight on March 8 to Buenos Aires Argentina to mark Women’s Day with a motto of inspiring the African girl.

“Ethiopian Airlines the only Skytrax 4 star Airline in Africa is now flying to 5 destination in Nigeria, Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Kaduna and Enugu. Ethiopian uplifted the largest Number of international passengers out of Nigeria in 2017 as per the Analysis done by NCAA. This is history that an African Airline carried the highest Number of Passengers in Another African Country.

Even when you look at the figures released by NCAA Non African Airlines carried majority of the Passengers. We are happy that we were able to defend Africa. That’s why we seek Partnership with other African countries to strengthen their capacity to thrive like we are doing with ASKY in Togo, also in Malawi, Zambia and now Guinea.”

Ethiopian connects Nigerians to the world by flying to more than 100 international destinations with the most modern and youngest Boeing fleet of B787 Dreamliner, B777 and Airbus A350.

As part of its Vision 2025 strategy, the airline is opening more international routes and just within the coming 6 months ET will inaugurate 10 new destination to Chicago, Geneva-Switzerland, Buenos Aires- Argentina , Nosy Be – Madagascar , Kisangani DRC and others.

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