Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has been ranked the 11th airline company in the world to have been on time for its flights in the month of January 2017.
This is according to FlightStats, the leading provider of real-time global flight data to companies and individuals across the travel ecosystem.
Of the almost 8,000 flights operated by the airline in January, 81% arrived within 15 minutes of the schedule arrival.
Not only did Ethiopian rank 11th worldwide, but it also ranked number 1for airlines based in the Middle East and Africa
Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said, “The Entire Ethiopian Airlines family clearly understands the importance of flight punctuality to our valued customers and every one of us is working very hard to make sure that flights depart on time and arrive on time”.
“Although there are quite many factors which affect the on-time departure of flights, we will continue to do whatever it takes to please our customers with the best flight punctuality in the industry. To this effect, we are very happy that we have outperformed the industry in the Middle East and Africa and stood number 11th in the world. I take this opportunity to congratulate my 12,000 coworkers for their achievement,” he added.
He applauded all workers of the airline for working to achieve the feat.
“It is to the credit of the 12,000 committed men and women at the Ethiopian Airlines family that the airline is fast becoming a global winner.”
The airline was awarded “Best Airline Staff in Africa” by SkyTrax, and “Airline of the Year” for the fifth year in a row by the African Airlines Association, AFRAA. Ethiopian is fast becoming recognized worldwide for its service levels and employee dedication.
The airline is implementing a 15-year strategic plan, Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading Aviation Group in Africa, offering passengers international standard services and products with five-star service delivery.
Credit: Ethiopian Airlines