The UK Trade Commissioner for Africa, Emma Wade-Smith, said the UK is keen to work with Ethiopia in the aviation industry.
During her visit to Ethiopian Airlines today, the Commissioner remarked that the UK is keen to work with Ethiopian including in the expansion project and management of the Airlines.
The Commissioner visited Ethiopian Airlines state-of-the-art facilities and held discussion with executive management of the Airlines.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest and the fastest growing African Global Aviation Group, has been expanding its international destinations which have now reached 125. Marseille, Garowe and Beira are the new international destinations launched recently.
Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become the continent’s leading carrier, unrivalled 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 120 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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 led it to become the leading aviation group in Africa with Six business centers: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past eight years.