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Ethiopian Airlines Voted “Best Airline of Chinese New Tourism”

January 31, 2014

Ethiopian Sales Manager, Mr. Eddie Liu Xin, received the award
Ethiopian Sales Manager, Mr. Eddie Liu Xin, received the award

News Release – Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, has been voted as “Best Airline of Chinese New Tourism” on January 16, 2014, at a ceremony held in New Century Grand Hotel in Beijing. The “Chinese New Tourism” awards were organized by the Beijing Tourism Bureau under the theme “New Tourism, New Life” and was attended by travel agencies, tourism bureaus, hotels and airlines.

“I would like to thank the Beijing Tourism Bureau for this award. Ethiopian has become an airline of choice for Chinese tourists traveling to Africa’s numerous tourism attractions. We offer the best connectivity options between 4 cities in China, all with daily flights, and 48 points in Africa, including to the most sought after tourism
destinations on the continent such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa . We will continue to grow our network in China and to African tourism destinations with a view to offer convenient and seamless travel experience to the fast growing outbound tourist traffic from China.”, said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines
Group.

Ethiopian recently celebrated 40 years of reliable service to China. Today the airline serves four destinations in china and has 28 weekly flights to Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Beijing, and Hong Kong, using the B787 and B777.

Passengers in China have recently voted Ethiopian as “Africa’s Best Business Class Airline.” Ethiopian is also the receiver of the 2013 SKYTRAX award for “Best Airline Staff Service in Africa,” the Passengers Choice Award for “Best Airline in Africa.”

About Ethiopian
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 78 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, 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 registering an
average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

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