Ethiopian Retains the Mantle of Africa’s Leading Airline at SKYTRAX World Airline Awards

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing airline brand globally and the continent’s leading airline brand has been crowned with ‘The Best Airline in Africa’ title at the prestigious SKYTRAX 2023 World Airline Awards during the Paris Air Show held in  France, Paris on June 20, 2023.

It is the sixth time in a row that Ethiopian Airlines has been recognized as the Best Airline in Africa at the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards.

Sending his congratulatory message on the award, Mr Mesfin Tasew, Ethiopian Airlines  Group CEO said: “We are truly pleased by the top award that we received today at the  admired World Airline Awards. Crowned with Skytrax’s prestigious awards for several years in a row is a testimony of our consistency and commitment in delivering high-quality services. We are very proud of the strong vote of confidence of our valued customers, and I would like to thank them and reaffirm that we will continue exceeding their expectations. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely appreciate the  hardworking Ethiopian Airlines’ families who strive round the clocks to keep the engines  of our success run.” 

Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said: “Ethiopian Airlines wins this top award as Africa’s  favourite carrier for a sixth successive year and this level of consistency is a fabulous  achievement for all the Ethiopian Airlines management and frontline staff.” 

The World Airline Awards referred to by media around the world as “the Oscars of the aviation industry” are wholly independent and impartial, introduced in 1999 to provide a customer satisfaction study that was truly global. Travellers across the world vote in the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to determine the award winners. Over  100 customer nationalities participated in the 2022/2023 survey with more than 20 million eligible entries counted in the results. More than 325 airlines are featured in the final Award results. 

It is to be recalled that Ethiopian amasses a plethora of awards including but not limited to: ‘The Best Airlines in Africa’ from SKYTRAX World Airline Awards for the last several years in a row; ‘Sustainable Cargo Airline of the Year -Africa’ at the 2023 Freight Week  Sustainability Awards; ‘Outstanding Food Services by a Carrier’ at the 2023 PAX  International Readership Awards; and ‘Best Overall in Africa Award’ at the 2023 APEX  Passenger Choice Awards.

Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is the fastest-growing airlines brand globally and the  continent’s largest airline brand. In its seventy-seven years of successful operations, Ethiopian,  the fastest growing airline, has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in  efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger  and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and  international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet category  consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s,  Airbus A350-900 and Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven  years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate most of these aircraft.

Source: Air 101