News Release – Ethiopian Airlines
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tigrai Online - June 18, 2013
Ethiopian Airlines, Official Carrier of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Organization of the African Unity- African Union (OAU-AU), is proud to announce that its Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been clad with the golden jubilee logo of the OAU-AU.
Ethiopian was selected as official carrier of the golden jubilee celebrations in May 2013. Now, the official logo of the OAU-AU 50th anniversary will fly proudly in the sky on Ethiopian B787 Dreamliner, the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft in the world.
“We are first and foremost a Pan-African airline, which has been serving the travel needs of Africa both in good and bad times for close to seven decades. For five decades, we have been working hand in hand with our continental organization in bringing Africa together and closer to the world. Putting the OAU-AU 50th anniversary logo on Ethiopian 787 aircraft is a fitting symbol of the renaissance of our great continent, which is leading the way in aviation technology by operating the most advanced commercial aircraft ahead of other regions in the world,” said Ato Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
As an official carrier, Ethiopian is supporting and promoting the many activities of the celebrations planned throughout the continent in connection with the milestone anniversary of the establishment of the Organization of African Unity – African Union.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 74 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service.
Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline and a member of Star Alliance since 2011 registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.For more information about this press release, please contact: Manager PR & Publications Ethiopian Airlines Tel: (251-1) 517-84-07 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ethiopianairlines.com www.facebook.com/ethiopianairlines
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