April 8, 2021, Ethiopian Airline Organization, the largest Pan-African aviation group, celebrates its 75th anniversary. On April 8, 1946, Ethiopian Airlines flew its first international trip from Addis Ababa to Cairo. Since then, the airline has grown to become Africa’s largest, most profitable, and award-winning aviation group, overcoming the ups and downs of the aviation business as well as specific African hurdles. Ethiopian begins a year-long celebration dubbed “Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence.”
“As we celebrate 75 years of excellence, we take stock of our successes over three-quarters of a century,” Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr Tewolde GebreMariam said. Ethiopian was the first airline in Africa to introduce the B767, B777-200LR, and B787 (the Dreamliner), as well as the first airline from the Western Hemisphere to fly to China, the first airline from the Western Hemisphere to fly to China, the first airline from the Western Hemisphere to fly to China, the first airline from the Western Hemisphere to fly to China, the first airline from the Western Hemisphere to fly to China, the first airline from.
COVID-19 is posing a severe threat to our industry today. We elected to tighten our belts, modify the way we do business, and be adaptable in order to overcome this problem. We’re still the only commercial airline that hasn’t asked for a bailout and hasn’t laid off a single person.
I’d like to take this occasion to reaffirm our commitment to long-term aviation sustainability and to continue working with all stakeholders to improve Africa’s air connectivity. While congratulating all Ethiopian families, I’d want to express my gratitude to our valued consumers for their unwavering trust, dedication, and support.”
The four pillars of Ethiopia’s growth plan are credited with the country’s prosperity. Human resource development, a modern fleet, infrastructure development, and technology are the four foundations. It will continue to prioritize these foundations, with a renewed emphasis on long-term sustainability. It will also continue to share its technical and management experience with other African airlines and governments in order to build a strong, competitive airline business in Africa.