Ethiopian Airlines Wins Africa’s Leading Airline Economy Class Award At World Travel Awards
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline has again won the Africa’s Leading Airline – Economy Class 2016 at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards (WTA) held in Maldives.
This year’s award marks the fourth consecutive year the airline has won the prestigious award.
The airline defeated nine other African airlines nominated for award to be number 1 Africa’s Leading Airline-Economy Class 2016.
The African airlines nominated for the award are: Air Namibia, EgyptAir, Kenya Airways, LAM – Mozambique Airlines and Mango.
Others are: Precision Air, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways and Tunis Air.
A visit to the World Travel Awards website by Abelnewsng.com showed that the Ethiopian Airlines has won the award for the fourth time consecutively having won the award in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Other airlines that won the award in the past are: South African Airways 2012 and Kenya Airways in 2011.
World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.
The WTA are considered the Oscars of the travel industry and hundreds of thousands of WTA voters, both from within the hospitality industry and among the public at large, cast more than 1.2 million votes during the Grand Tour 2016.
Ethiopian Airlines is the flag carrier of Ethiopia and for more than sixty five plus years, the airline has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in Africa for efficiency and operational success, turning profits for almost all the years of its existence.
Operating at the forefront of technology, the airline has also become one of Ethiopia’s major industries and a veritable institution in Africa.
It commands a lion’s share of the pan African network including the daily and double daily east-west flight across the continent.
Ethiopian currently serves 93 international and 20 domestic destinations operating the newest and youngest fleet.
It was founded in December 21, 1945 and commenced operations in April 8,1946 and it is 100 per cent owned by the Ethiopian Government.