Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has won the 2017 Airline Reliability Performance Award, for the seventh year in a row, from Bombardier Aerospace.
A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Aniley Eshetu, Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines quoted Mr Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines as saying: “We are pleased to receive the award for the 7th year in a row.
It said it was the fruit of continued dedication and hard work of its employees and especially those working in its light aircraft and turbo-prop section.
“We are committed to providing to our esteemed customers reliable schedule and punctual flights at all times. This is a testament of our dedication to operational excellence in our domestic and regional routes,” it added.
Ethiopian Airlines, currently operates 21 Q-400 Next Generation aircraft, including the only in Africa Q-400 double cabin, which has the quietest engine in its category.
The Q-400 is an ideal aircraft for domestic and regional flights with a speed closer to narrow body jet airplanes and with reduced fuel consumption and emission.
Ethiopian Q-400s are used for its extensive regional and domestic network serving the ever increasing tourism and business travel needs of its customers.
The Airline Reliability Performance Award recognises operators of Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets and Q Series turboprops who have achieved the highest rates of dispatch reliability.