Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African airline is delighted  to celebrate its 70 years of dedicated and highly successful air transport services to, from and within the continent of Africa.

Since its inception 70 years ago, the national flag carrier has roared over African skies to wake up African sisters and brothers to stand together for independence which has made the Ethiopian brand recognized among Africans.

With its strong mission of bringing Africa together and closer to the world, Ethiopian has expanded much needed air connectivity within Africa and with the rest of the world in the last 70 years. Leading the way in the past, present and the future; Ethiopian has been an aviation technology leader in Africa and has introduced many new aircraft and systems to the continent.

The result of such a long journey of dedicated service has now culminated in connecting 52 cities in Africa with the major trading centers of the world in five continents and 41 cities around the world.

Mr. Abel Alemu, Ethiopian Airlines Regional Manager Southern Africa, said, “Emanating from its strong desire to create seamless connectivity options to, from and within the continent of Africa, Ethiopian is exhaustively working on the multiple hubs strategy. In its two hubs at Lome Togo and Lilongwe, Malawi, the airline is showcasing its responsibility of connecting Africa to the rest of the world. Moreover, in a bid to arm African youths well with the latest Aviation technology and fill the skill gap for aviation professionals, Ethiopian has also expanded its state of the art Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) that has become the center of excellence to Africans and beyond.”

‘With a total of 19 weekly flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban Ethiopian offers an African Flavoured Unique Ethiopian Hospitality and high level of customer service to its esteemed customers Via Addis Ababa’  Mr Alemu Added.

Ensuring seamless connectivity options to its customers, Ethiopian today is flying to more than 90 international destinations in five continents. Moreover, it’s newly added routes to Istanbul and the thrice weekly flights to New York-Newark from Addis Ababa, via Lomé, Togo will facilitate connection between New York-Newark and many cities throughout Africa.

Ethiopian at present is operating with 76 latest aircrafts with an average fleet age of 5 years. As part of its continuous fleet modernization plan embedded in Vision 2025, Ethiopian will be receiving Africa’s first Airbus A350XWB in a month.

Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline, including “Best Airline to Africa”, for a second year in a row, and “Best Airline in Africa” by one of the most prominent travel magazines in the United States – Premier Traveller, the APEX Passenger Choice Award, the most extensive survey of passengers in the industry, CAPA Airline of the Year Award, AFRAA Airline of the year award, for the fourth year in a row to mention a few.