Ethiopian Airlines received an award for being a pioneer in the bright future of African Renaissance during the ceremony organised to celebrate the 89th birthday and 60 years of diamond jubilee of President Girma Wolde Girorgis held at the Sheraton Addis on January 8, 2013.
Ethiopian was given the award for continued growth and performance and for putting Ethiopia and the continent on the map by being the first airline outside of Japan to own and operate the Dreamliner line, according to the press release sent from the company.
This is the fifth award Ethiopian has received since January 2011. The Airline won gold in the African Airline of the year 2011/12 award organised by the African Aviation News Portal. It also received the 2011 AFRAA award, African Airline of the year award and International Diamond prize in 2012.
Ethiopian, which made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946, became a Star Alliance member in 2011. The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network, offering 21,555 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.