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Ethiopian Airlines Named Most Dependable Airline In Africa

Ethiopian Airlines
, the largest and fastest-growing airline in Africa, is also the most dependable.  In its just-released list of the most dependable airlines in the world, CBS News' Money Watch ranked Ethiopian Airlines the sixth most dependable airline and Africa's most dependable. And, when it launches its Inaugural Los Angeles - Dublin - Addis Ababa flight on June 20 of this year, it will be the first African airline to serve Los Angeles.

Among the Ethiopian Airlines statistics cited by CBS News' Money Watch are its fleet size of 76, its 101 + destinations; its 71% on-time rating, and its 7-year average fleet age.

"We are proud that CBS News' Money Watch has commended Ethiopian Airlines' for its dependability and recognized our extensive network of destinations and the youth of our fleet," said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group. "In addition to all of the benefits of the ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, travelers can depend on arriving safely and on time."

Money Watch also pointed out that Ethiopian Airlines is, "Africa's largest and most profitable airline and has been in rapid expansion mode to capture the hot Africa-Asia market. Ethiopia is building a massive airport to house the airline's home base." The country is looking to showcase its booming economy.

About Ethiopian Airlines:

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, unrivaled in efficiency and operational success. 

 Ethiopian commands the lion's share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network, operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 82 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian's 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. Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. 

 Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan, titled "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 percent in the past seven years.
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