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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Airbus awards Ethiopian for unique agility, resilience during COVID 19 global pandemic

Airbus has awarded Ethiopian Airlines Group for the unique agility and resilience that it displayed amid the COVID 19 global crisis. In connection with the award, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO remarked that, “We at Ethiopian are immensely delighted that one of the top companies in the world, Airbus, has recognized the efforts of the management and employees of Ethiopian Airlines unique agility and resilience amid the COVID 19 global crisis. We were there when the world needed us most. I would like to express my gratitude to the…

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Ethiopian Airlines appoints Shimeles Arage as new GM in Nigeria

Ethiopian Airlines has appointed Mr. Shimeles Arage as the new general manager in Nigeria. He took over from Mrs. Firihiewot Mekonnen who has now moved to Frankfurt Germany as manager. Mr. Shimeles before his appointment was the regional manager Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. He once served in Equatorial Guinea and also as director Revenue Management at the Head Office in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia. With a BA Degree in Economics and an MBA degree, he has attended numerous aviation courses globally and in Ethiopia. A tested manager, he comes to Nigeria…

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Ethiopian Airlines leads African carrier at Decade of Airline Excellence Awards

Ethiopian Airlines has been recognised by the judges in the decades of Airline Exxellence Awards as Africa’s best performing airline of the past 10 years. The carrier took the accolade in the African regional category of the Awards. The full roster of awards, organised by FlightGlobal in association with Airline Business and Korn Ferry, are being announced over the 1-3 December. Operating in an incredibly challenging region for airlines, state owned Ethiopian evolved over the decade from a national carrier to the first true pan African airline, based on a…

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Cainiao partners Ethiopian Airlines to launch Cold Chain Air Freight for Temperature-Controlled Vaccine Transportation

Cainiao Smart Logistics Network (“Cainiao Network”), the logistics arms of Alibaba Group Holdings Limited, today announced its partnership with Ethiopian Airlines (“Ethiopian”) to launch a special cold chain air freight for the transportation of temperature-controlled medicines from Shenzhen Airport, China’s first medical cross-border cold chain facility. Temperature-controlled medicines will be distributed twice a week from Shenzhen to Africa, and to the rest of the world via Dubai and Addis Ababa. This is China’s first cross-border medical cold chain route to be operated regularly and is certified to transport temperature-controlled medicines…

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Ethiopian Pharma Wing ready to distribute COVID-19 Vaccine with youngest Freighter Fleet

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has announced its readiness with all required capabilities for the distribution of potential COVID-19 vaccine across Africa and the rest of the world. Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services was instrumental in facilitating the flow of medical supplies including PPEs across the globe in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by deploying its state-of-the-art cargo terminal, which is the largest in Africa with annual capacity of around one million tons and compartmentalized temperature controlled cold storage facilities. Commenting on Ethiopian’s preparation for the vaccine…

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USAID, Ethiopian Airlines partner to source food from local farmers for in-flight meals

Ethiopian Airlines and the United States have announced a new partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam and U.S. Ambassador, Michael Raynor signed a memorandum of understanding in which the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide Ethiopian farmers and food producers technical assistance and access to financing in order to ensure they are able to meet the airlines’ standards of quality and volume to serve…

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Ethiopian unveils COVID-19 Global Insurance Cover

Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced that it will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 as of 01st of October 2020 until 31st of March 2021. The airline said the coverage is applicable on all Ethiopian’s international flights booked with the airline’s tickets. The global cover dubbed Sheba Comfort is part of the airline’s extra security measures to protect passengers and ensure that they travel with peace of mind. The airline stated further that passengers will have their medical expenses up to EUR 100,000…

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Ethiopian to resume flight to Victoria Falls

Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the resumption of its flight services to Victoria Falls, African’s most spectacular natural sites effective 06 October, 2020. The airline informed its customers that Facemasks will be mandatory for travel and are requested to satisfy destination entry requirements such as PCR COVID-19 Clearance certificate issued by the recognized facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. As countries continue to open their borders and relax travel restrictions, Ethiopian said it is ready to increase frequencies to accommodate the demand…

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Ethiopian Airlines resumes Abuja flight, aircraft arrives, departs Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport

Ethiopian Airlines flight today, Monday September 7th arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja Airport after suspension of flight to Nigeria following the closure of the airspace by the federal government to stem the tide of COVID 19 in the country . The aircraft arrived at 2pm to a water cannon reception. On hand at the airport were officials from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Immigration, National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC and others to receive the Airbus A350 and do their duties. The aircraft arrived with I80…

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