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Ethiopian Airlines Honoured as Leading African Carrier at Decade of Airline Excellence Awards

Ethiopian Airlines has recently been recognised by the judges in the Decade of Airline Excellence Awards as Africa’s best-performing airline of the past 10 years. The carrier took the accolade in the African regional category of the awards.

The full roster of awards, organised by FlightGlobal in association with Airline Business and Korn Ferry, were announced December 01-03. Operating in an incredibly challenging region for airlines, state-owned Ethiopian evolved over the decade from a national carrier to the first true pan-African airline, based on a strategy that leveraged its hub in Addis Ababa and strategic equity investments in smaller national African operators.

“Under the leadership of Tewolde Gebremariam since 2011 – the year in which the carrier also joined the Star Alliance - Ethiopian’s core strategy has been underpinned by disciplined management and a productive relationship with its government owners,” said Lewis Harper, managing editor, Airline Business magazine.