Ethiopian Airlines Wins Airline of the Year Award in Beijing
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Ethiopian Airlines, announced that it has won the Airline of the Year Award for the second time in a row at MICE Magazine’s 8th Annual Industry Golden Chair Awards held in Beijing, China on April 1, 2015.
The annual Golden Chair Award is one of the most influential awards in China and ranks airlines, hotels, travel agencies and tourism destinations with the best performance.
“We are honored to receive this award for the second year in a row” said Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopian Airlines in a press statement. “Given the growing economic and people-to-people ties between Africa and China, we will expand our reach in China, Africa and Brazil with new destinations and more frequencies with a view to enhance our service to our customers from China” ato Tewelde added.
According to the CEO, Ethiopian Airlines offers the best and fastest connectivity options with a total of 28 weekly flights to 4 gateways in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong) and with immediate connection to 49 destinations in Africa and Sao Paulo in Brazil.
In 2014, Ethiopian received Best Airline to Africa award by Premier Traveler, one of the most prominent travel magazines in the United States. Ethiopian has also been awarded Best Airline in Africa and African Airline of the Year awards by Passenger Choice and The African Airlines Association (AFRAA). In 2015, it was also recognized as the Best Regional Airline by Air Transport World, the global leading aviation publication.
Founded on December 21, 1945, Ethiopian is a Pan-African global carrier, member of Star Alliance, operating the youngest fleet in the continent with an average of less than 7 years and currently serving 85 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily departures.