Ethiopian lifts highest number of int’l passengers out of Nigeria in 2017

Posted: March 12, 2018 in general

EthiopianThe Ethiopian Airlines has topped the list of foreign carriers operating in the country, as it emerged airline that has lifted more passengers out of the country in 2017.

The airline made the disclosure during a ceremony in Lagos where it also received the award of Excellence in Aviation following its outstanding contribution to the development of the continent, the economic aspirations of its citizenry and transformation of Africa’s image in the international Market place.

The award instituted by the African Institute for Leadership Excellence is organised annually.

According to Dr. Stanley Ohemhen, the Chairman of the General Committee of the institute, it had outlined the values that qualified Ethiopian Airlines for the Award.

Receiving the award on behalf of the airline, Mrs. Firihiewot Mekonnen, the General Manager for Ethiopian Airlines operations in Lagos, thanked the organisers for the Award, just as she told the audience that Ethiopian is the new Spirit of Africa and has been defending the interest of Africa since inception over 70 years ago.

According to Mekonnen, Ethiopian Airlines will be organising an All women Operated Flight on March 8 to Buenos Aires in Argentina to Mark Women’s Day with a motto of; “Inspiring the African girl.”

She invited the Audience to fly Ethiopian Airlines as Airline of Choice. Giving her reasons she said: “Ethiopian Airlines, the only Skytrax 4 star Airline in Africa is now flying to 5 destination in Nigeria, Lagos, Abuja, Kano , Kaduna and Enugu.

“Ethiopian lifted the largest number of international passengers out of Nigeria in 2017 as per the analysis done by NCAA. This is history that an African airline carried the highest number of passengers in another African Country. Even when you look at the figures released by NCAA non-African airlines carried majority of the passengers.

“We are happy that we were able to defend Africa. That’s why we seek partnership with other African countries to strengthen their capacity to thrive like we are doing with ASKY in Togo, also in Malawi, Zambia and now Guinea,” Mekonnen said


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