News Release – Ethiopian Airlines
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tigrai Online Jan. 30, 2013
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing African Airline, is proud to announce that it will commence thrice weekly flight to Ndola, Zambia effective 31 March 2013.
Ndola, the third largest city in Zambia, is the industrial and commercial center in the copper belt province of the country. Ndola will be Ethiopian 45th African and the 72nd international destination. It will also be its second destination in Zambia next to Lusaka.
"We are proud to add Ndola to Ethiopian wide route network. It is a continuation of our efforts to achieve the goal of connecting Africa to the world, by adding multiple points in Africa and serving the air connectivity needs of the continent," said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
With the new service, passengers to and from Ndola will find convenient and hassle free connection to destinations in Ethiopian wide route network such as Mumbai, Dubai, London, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Cairo and Peking.
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946 and now the Airline provides dependable services to 70 international destinations spanning four continents.
Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member. The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network offering customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. The Star Alliance network offers more than 21,555 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.
Ethiopian is a multi-award winner for its commitment and contributions towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry and in recognition of its distinguished long-haul operations enhanced by the introduction of new routes and products. Recently, Ethiopian won "Airline Reliability Performance Award" from the Bombardier Aerospace; "African Airline of the Year Award" from Air Transport Quarterly Magazine; "Transformation Award 2012" from Planet Africa Network; "International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality" from the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR). Also Captain Desta Zeru, Vice-President of Flight Operations, won "Africa Legend of Travel" award from African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) magazine; and Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, won "African CEO of the year" from the African CEO Forum as well as "African Business Leader of the Year" award from the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA).
With its acquisition of and firm orders for several new modern fleet, the airline is well positioned to pursue aggressively the implementation of its Vision 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.For more information about this press release, please contact: Manager PR & Publications Ethiopian Airlines Tel: (251-1) 517-84-07 firstname.lastname@example.org