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Ethiopian is the largest and fastest growing Airline in Africa and continues to make its mark in the airline industry. Building on its reputation, the award-winning airline continues to receive several notable awards over the years, with the most recent SKYTRAX World Airline Award for Best Airline in Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines first took flight on April 1946 and has been growing ever since, expanding into Canada five years ago. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Now operating five times a week with non-stop flights from Toronto to Addis Ababa, Toronto (YYZ) is Ethiopian’s 67th international destination and the second in the Americas.
Ethiopian Airlines Canada Country Manager Birhan Abate said it’s all about convenience for travellers.
“Canadians visiting Africa for business or leisure appreciate the ease of the direct flight,” he said. “Once in Africa, they can connect to any of 54 destinations in more than 50 African countries with connectivity in less than three hours. We offer efficient and affordable options for Canadians to see more of the amazing sights in Africa.”
Operating the youngest fleet in Africa and most modern fleet to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, 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. This included 13 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, it was the 28th member of the Star Alliance family in 2011 and today moves more than seven million passengers per year.
It’s all about comfort and feeling like a VIP right from the start. You are immediately greeted with friendly smiles from the counter staff at the airport, to the crew on board. A warm welcome feeling making you feel right at home. For those travelling for business or have the chance to experience Cloud Nine it’s an experience like no other. Relax in state-of-the-art seats, enjoy courses that are designed to stimulate and satisfy your appetite. Food options are endless with an opportunity to try a sampling of Ethiopian cuisine once on board. For those travellers in the economy class, comfort is always a priority and providing the best service for all our passengers.
Canadians are taking notice knowing that with direct flights to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia the options are endless when connecting to the rest of Africa flying with Ethiopian.