Ethiopian Airlines operates 240 flights daily after 70 years

Ethiopian AirlinesThe state-owned airline, Ethiopian Airlines which is marking 70 years of its existence, operates 240 flights daily, the Airline said in a press release issued today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and copied to

The Airline launched the 70th anniversary celebration today April 8, 2016 in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

“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,” the release said.

Ethiopian Airlines says it currently connects 51 cities in Africa with the major trading centers of the world in five continents and 41 cities around the world.

According to the Airline every single day, it operates 240 flights with an efficiently designed network of connectivity through its main hub in Addis Ababa with 76 aircraft in service, adding that with its Star Alliance partners, it covers the entire world.

“Seventy years is a long time, but Ethiopian is still young, strong, forward looking and ready to contribute its own share of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena in line with the African Union agenda 2063,” Group Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde Gebremariam was quoted as saying.

“The billions of dollars we invested in our modern fleet, aviation infrastructure, human resource development and operating systems are a testimony that shows Ethiopian is positioned in a solid foundation to scale up the growth in its Vision 2025. With the next generation advanced fleet of B-787 Dreamliners, Airbus A-350 and the B-737 MAX, we are very excited to continue to lead the 21st century aviation development in the continent of Africa,” he said.

Ethiopian Airlines, is the most profitable airline in Africa, its 2014-2015 financial report shows.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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