Ethiopian Airlines Group honoured with gold award for volume of cargo transported

Ethiopian Airlines Group has been honored with gold award for the volume of cargo transported to and from Guangdong Airport in 2020. Logistics of Guangdong Airport Authority Co. Ltd. has awarded Ethiopian as the Gold Award winner of International Airlines Cargo Volume during the 2021 Logistics of Guangdong Airport Authority Client Seminar, held in Guangzhou. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said ‘’We are grateful to Logistics of Guangdong Airport Authority Co. Ltd. for honoring us with this special award in recognition of our efforts. China is one of…

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Ethiopian becomes First African Airline to Trial IATA Travel Pass

Ethiopian Airlines has become the first African airline to conduct trial of IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications . As travel restarts, travelers need accurate COVID 19 related information like testing and 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. The trial will be conducted on flights out of Addis Ababa…

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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 three months’ on-time performance surpasses industry average

Ethiopian Airlines has reached 91 per cent On-Time Performance of all global flight departures for the last three months while the industry average stands around 85 per cent. The airline has operated a total of 18,385 flights in January, February, and March in which it has scored 91 per cent on-time departures. We have recognized from our customers’ feedback that the COVID-19 Travel Requirements, and especially the expiry of Negative PCR Test certificates by many countries after 72 hours, have made on-time flight departures and smooth connectivity more important than…

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Ethiopian transports over 1 million COVID -19 Vaccine doses from Beijing to Harare

Ethiopian Airlines has transported 1,056,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in a single flight. Ethiopian transported the vaccines in 6 envirotainers from Beijing to Harare via Addis Ababa and arrived in Harare today 31st March 2021. Ethiopian has also transported 300,000 vaccines donated by Chinese Government to Ethiopia. The vaccine delivery flight arrived yesterday at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Regarding the shipment of the vaccines, Ethiopian Airline Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said “Today, we have delivered more than 1million vaccine doses to Zimbabwe, Harare which is indicative of our…

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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 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 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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Ethiopian-DHL, AeTrade Group partner to transport historical parcels under AfCFTA

Ethiopian Airlines-DHL and African Electronic Trade Group partner to transport historical parcels in the African Continental Free Trade Area. The partnership is meant to invoke the start of trading of the African Continental Free Trade Area market and the operations of the African E-Commerce Platform in the continent. The first batch of the goods has arrived at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on 01 January 2021 at a ceremony graced by high-level officials from the public and private sectors, AU, DHL and Ethiopian Airlines Group. Working in collaboration with African…

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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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