ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopian Airlines has been named the Best Airline in Africa for the second year in a row at the recent 2018 World Airline Awards, African Aerospace Online reports.
The award was presented to Ethiopia's national flag carrier at the SKYTRAX awards ceremony held in London's Langham Hotel on Wednesday in recognition of its continued rapid growth, increased profitability and outstanding contribution to aviation development in Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam was quoted as saying that the airline was "thrilled to win the African Airline of the Year Award for the second time".
"It is testimony to the continued hard work of our committed team and the successful implementation of our airline's fast, profitable and sustainable growth plan, Vision 2025. We are highly honoured to receive this recognition from SKYTRAX.
Ethiopian currently serves 55 African cities, the largest network on the continent, connecting them with each other and to more than 110 international destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
Edward Plaisted, the CEO of Skytrax, said: Passengers have voted Ethiopian Airlines Africa's premier carrier for a second successive year and this is a simply fabulous achievement for the airline's management and front-line staff.
Source: NAM News Network