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 wins Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Award’

Ethiopian Airlines Group has won the ‘Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Award’ from Global Finance magazine. The award recognises companies that went above and beyond in responding to the global pandemic crisis and in assisting their customers, protecting their employees and providing critical support to society at large. Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam remarked, “We are glad to have won the ‘Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Award’ which recognises our distinct capabilities of successful management of multiple crises taking place simultaneously like a perfect storm. During…

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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 Airlines, CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam wins Airline Executive of the Year

Ethiopian Airlines, chief executive officer, Tewolde GebreMariam has won the Airline Executive of the Year 2019. This award is presented to the airline executive who has had the greatest individual influence on the aviation industry, demonstrating outstanding strategic thinking and innovative direction for the growth of their business and the industry.  Airline executives across the globe could learn a lot from Tewolde GebreMariam who has helped deliver sustained profitability for Ethiopian Airlines. He became group CEO in January 2011, but before that had held various several senior leadership positions in…

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Addis Ababa University confers honorary Doctorate Degree on Ethiopian Group CEO

Addis Ababa University has conferred Honorary Doctorate Degree on Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines at the University’s annual graduation ceremony held at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa on 13 July, 2019. Guest of Honour of the ceremony Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, hooded and handed over the Degree to Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam in recognition and honour of his remarkable achievements in the growth and expansion of Ethiopian Airlines. After reading out the GCEO’s biography and achievements, Professor Tassew Woldehanna, President of Addis Ababa University…

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Ethiopian Airlines hints of plans to establish new Airline in Nigeria

.. Loses about $3m annually on Kano, Enugu routes The Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam, has hinted of plans to establish a new airline in Nigeria. Speaking with Journalists today July 12, in Abuja, Tewolde Gebremariam stated that the Airline is in talks with the federal government, private sectors and airline operators in Nigeria on the planned new airline. He said: “We have been discussing and exploring possibilities of establishing or supporting a strong airline in Nigeria. I don’t mean that there is no strong airline…

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Ethiopian Airlines Group voted ‘Best Airline in Africa’ for 3rd consecutive year

Ethiopian Airlines Group has been honored as the ‘Best Airline in Africa’ for the third consecutive year at the Skytrax 2019 World Airlines Awards held in Paris on 18 June, 2019. Additionally, Ethiopian has won ‘Best Business Class in Africa’ and ‘Best Economy Class in Africa’ at the award ceremony. Regarding the awards, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines remarked, “We are glad to have been named the ‘Best Airline in Africa’, ‘Best Business Class in Africa’ and ‘Best Economy Class in Africa’ which are determined based on…

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Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO re-appointed to IATA’s Board of Governors

Ethiopian Airlines Group chief executive officer, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam has been re-appointed to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors for a three year-term at the 75th annual general meeting held in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The IATA Board of Governors comprises of 30 members who are elected from the world’s biggest carriers included in IATA and approved by the Assembly. The Board of Governors acts as the government of IATA and represents 290 airlines in over 120 countries, carrying 82percent of the world’s air traffic. The governors…

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