The Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced that it has won the ‘Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Award,’ of the Global Finance magazine.

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Six business units: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Services.

An award that recognizes companies that went above and beyond in responding to the global pandemic crisis and in assisting their customers, protecting their employees, and providing critical support to society at large.

Ethiopian Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are glad to have won the ‘Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Award’, which recognizes our distinct capabilities of successful management of multiple crises taking place simultaneously like a perfect storm.

“During the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in panic, fear, and hopelessness in the industry; we have demonstrated resilience, agility, and speed of decision-making and special competency in the fast redeployment of organizational resources to our cargo division to airlift life-saving COVID-19 PPE and medical supplies.

“We have reconfigured 25 passenger aeroplanes for cargo-only flights and we also availed the remaining passenger aeroplanes for repatriation of stranded people to connect with their loved ones back home.

“As a socially responsible airline, we stood in solidarity with the world during the unprecedented crisis and served communities around the globe to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic challenges. We are ready to repeat the remarkable and globally recognized success in leading the fast delivery of life-saving PPE’s with similar delivery speed and professional handling during the forthcoming global distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.”