Home NewsAfrica President Obama commends Ethiopian Airlines as the largest in Africa

President Obama commends Ethiopian Airlines as the largest in Africa

by hr

By Becky John

United State President Barrack Obama in a brief talk with the CEO Ethiopian Airlines Group Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam at Bole International Airport congratulated Ethiopian Airlines for successfully running the largest Airline in Africa. This is contain in a press statement shared with Health Reporters by the airline’s public relation department.

Mr Obama said it’s a most environmental friendly airplane and expressed his happiness on the overall performance of the B-787 Dreamliners reiterating the unique features of its state of the art fleet which he said is very popular among customers, more humidity on the skies which reduces fatigue and dryness, largest windows on air, quietest airplane in its category while saving 20% fuel burn from other airplanes in its category.

Responding Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam explained that Ethiopian Airlines  has 13 B-787 Dreamliners in operation and has 8 on order and is currently flying to 91 international destinations in five continents while adding that, the Airlines has vast networks while its  most profitable routes include; Washington DC, Beijing, Shanghai, Changzhou, Hong Kong and Luanda.

He further emphasised that Ethiopian vision is to continue the ongoing efforts to re-open the USA Exim Bank as it is our Ethiopian guarantor of the loans for the purchase of ET’s Boeing Airplanes and emphasised on the historic role and contribution of Colonel Robinson to Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people, were among reasons for which Ethiopian Airlines has decided to name one of its airplanes after his name.

The U.S President expressed his appreciation for the longstanding partnership between Ethiopian and the Boeing Company. He also mentioned that he had been to the Boing assembly line and expressed his pleasure to see the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Ethiopian flag.


Related Articles

Leave a Comment