Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable aviation group in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has – for the fifth year in a row – won the 2015 Airline Reliability Performance Award from Bombardier Aerospace on May 26 at the Sheraton Arabellapark Hotel in Munich, Germany. This accolade comes just a few days after Ethiopian Airline Group CEO was awarded the 2015 International Grand Prix special award in Milan.
The Airline Reliability Performance Award is a highly respected award in the industry and is also regarded as a mark of distinction for the recipients, their employees and their customers alike. Ethiopian won the award in the Q400- Africa and Middle East Region for High Dispatch Reliability of a Q400 Fleet, placing it first-overall in the Q-400 product category for the region. The award recognizes the skill and dedication of Ethiopian’s employees working on the turbo-prop and light aircraft of the airline.
Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines CEO said; “This is another proud moment for Ethiopian, we are pleased to receive the award for the fifth year in a row. I wish to thank our employees and especially those working in our light aircraft and turbo-prop section for this outstanding result. It is the fruit of their continued dedication and hard work.”
He added “We are committed to providing to our esteemed customers reliable schedule and punctual flights at all times. Our higher dispatch reliability performance is a reflection of this commitment to our customers on the domestic and regional routes.’’
Ethiopian currently operates Seventeen Q-400 Next Generation aircraft five of which were re-configured into business and economy classes with 7 and 60 seats respectively. The Q-400 is an ideal aircraft for domestic and regional flights with a speed comparable to narrow body jet airplanes and with reduced noise, fuel consumption and emissions.
Ethiopian flies the Q-400 to 20 domestic destinations and regional routes such as Djibouti, Mombasa, Kilimanjaro, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Entebbe, Kigali, Juba, Khartoum and Hargeisa.