Ethiopian Airlines celebrates 75th Anniversary

Ethiopian Airlines celebrated its 75th anniversary Thursday, April 8, 2021. Ethiopian made its maiden international flight on April 8, 1946 to Cairo. Since then, the Airline overcame the ups and downs of the aviation industry and the challenges unique to Africa to become Africa’s largest, most profitable and award-winning Aviation Group. Ethiopian kicks off a yearlong celebration under the theme “Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence”. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said, “As we celebrate 75 years of excellence, we take stock of our accomplishments over three quarters of…

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Ethiopian Airlines builds success on A350 “Preighter

The East African airline has continued to fly and create new business since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the A350-900 is part of this success. Some 60 percent of the world’s fleet was grounded in 2020 due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on air transport, as aviation industry estimates show. The impact of the pandemic took a noticeable effect from March 2020 when the number of flights dropped significantly, as a direct consequence of the collapse in passenger demand. Most companies booked massive financial losses, making…

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Ethiopian Airlines wins best international Airline in Nigeria

Ethiopian Airlines has been honoured with the award of the best international Airline in Nigeria at the just concluded Abuja Jabamah Wonders of Nigeria Expo. Receiving the award from the Ambassadors of Trinidad and Tobago, Wendell Lago and the Ambassador of Jamaica, Esmond Reid, Mrs. Senait Ataklet, the traffic and sales manager thanked the organisers. She said that last year was a difficult year for everyone but Ethiopian Airlines pivoted to cargo to shore up its fortune. According to the organisers, Ethiopian Airlines in 2020 was the best performer in…

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Ethiopian partners IATA on Trial Travel Pass

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline is to try IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications and restart travel. As travel restarts, travelers need accurate COVID19 vaccine requirements which vary among countries. The IATA Travel Pass initiative helps verify the authenticity of test information presented by travelers which is essential for ensuring the safety of passengers while complying with entry requirements of countries. In future it will also manage vaccine certificates for travel. Ethiopian has gone digital in all of its operations…

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Ethiopian marks one year since first Preighter operation on passenger aircraft

On this day last year, Ethiopian Airlines operated its first cargo only service on a passenger aircraft with its Boeing B787-900. The flight departed on 25th of March 2020 from Addis Ababa to Kinshasa carrying more than 16 tons of much-needed PPE and other shipments inside the cabin and the belly of the aircraft. Following the sharp decline in passenger number due to the pandemic, Ethiopian swiftly shifted focus to cargo operations and became among the very few pioneers to load cargo on passenger aircraft’s cabin. Immediately afterwards, Ethiopian demonstrated…

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Ethiopian Airlines joins African Union to launch Test, Vaccine Passport

Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with the African Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Africa CDC) for the implementation of the African Union Trusted Travel Pass to make continental travel easier and safer amidst the COVID 19 pandemic. Africa CDC has mobilised a broad multi stakeholder public private partnership with the help of its strategic partners, the PanaBIOS Consortium and Econet, and with the objective of addressing current challenges posed by citizens’ and institutions’ difficulty in accessing accurate health information, high costs and inconvenience in cross border travel, and poor data…

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Ethiopian Airlines delivers COVID-19 Vaccines to African countries

Ethiopian Airlines said it has operated COVID-19 vaccine delivery flights from Mumbai to Addis Ababa and from Beijing to Brazzaville. Ethiopian transported the first batch of coronavirus vaccines from Mumbai to Addis Ababa on 06 March 2021. The airline continued to play its prominent role in the vaccine distribution and transported the vaccines from Beijing to Brazzaville via Addis Ababa on 10 March 2021. Commenting on the operation of the vaccine delivery flights, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines remarked, “We are glad that we have launched the delivery…

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Ethiopian Airlines appoints Senait Ataklet as Abuja manager

Ethiopian Airlines has appointed Mrs. Senait Ataklet as the new traffic and sales manager for Abuja, Nigeria. Senait joined the Airline in 2002 and has served the airline in different departments and positions where she acquired extensive experience in the aviation industry. She specialized on customer services and sales. She holds a Bsc degree in Management Information System and have earned numerous certificates in Customer Services and Aviation management. She led the Airlines Holiday product development team in Addis Ababa before her posting to Abuja. At Addis Ababa she contributed…

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Ethiopian Airlines appoints Solomon Mekonnen new cargo manager for Nigeria

.. As Cargo Strategy sees growth amidst Pandemic Ethiopian Airlines has appointed Mr. Solomon Mekonnen as the new cargo manager for Nigeria. The airline is responding to a Year of Pandemic and restricted passenger travels with increased cargo delivery. It became the bridge between the Nations of Africa and the World Delivering Tonnes of Live Saving Medical Supplies and Products. The Total Cargo transported by ET across its network in 2020 was a 644,000 Tonnes and out of that the total tonnage in/out Nigeria in 2020 was 49,000 Tonnes. To…

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Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO selected among 100 most influential people in Africa

Ethiopian Airlines Group chief executive officer, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, has been selected among one of the 100 most influential people in Africa for the second time. The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines has had to navigate the biggest crisis in the history of the international aviation sector as Covid-19 grounded planes and emptied the continent’s busiest airports. An employee of the airline for more than 35 years, GebreMariam made an early decision during the pandemic to temporarily switch to transporting cargo, which he says helped to avert financial ruin by…

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