02 December 2021

Africa’s largest aviation group, Ethiopian Airlines, has been crowned as the ‘Best African
Airline’ at the 2021 Business Traveller Awards. The votes made by the business travellers
for this year took into account the COVID period with key questions covering airlines’
effectiveness in communication, effective implementation of COVID precautionary
measures, handling of loyalty program member passengers and flexibility of ticket
changes. The questions for the survey allowed passengers to reflect on their experience
before and during the various stages of COVID crisis.

Regarding the award, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said
“We are delighted to win this prestigious award as it is the reflection of our customers’ satisfaction
which shows the success of our daily efforts to deliver superior customer services at all points of
contact with our customers. The award is a testament of the extra hard work and care exerted by
each and every one of our more than 17,000 coworkers to ensure our customer’s delight, safety,
comfort and convenience every single day. Our esteemed customers have appreciated the extra bio
safety we have been providing during the global pandemic crisis which has been the most
challenging time for the world in general and our industry in particular. I would like to extend
my gratitude to all who have expressed their vote of confidence on Ethiopian and for the award
organizers. This award motivates us to excel at our customer service and meet the ever changing
customer expectations. We have always been committed to ensuring customers satisfaction
providing dependable and quality service. I would also take this opportunity to thank all my
colleagues at the Ethiopian Group family for their award winning customer services and I
congratulate them all.”

Business Traveller is the leading magazine for the frequent business traveller worldwide,
the 2021 Awards reflect a broader range of experiences than ever before as it covers a 24
months’ customer experience.

Ethiopian Airlines has never stopped operations during the pandemic and has been
serving its customers through repatriation and shipment of essential medical supplies
across the globe. The airline garnered international support and commendations for the
crucial role it played in the global fight against the pandemic.

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