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27th December, 2015.
Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency Rt. Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, flanked by the Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, Mr Solomon Begashaw (General Manager, Ethiopian Airline Nigeria and Theodros Mahtemeselassie (Flight Manager, Enugu)


The Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has hailed Ethiopian Airline, describing it as "Truly African Pride".

He said this while receiving Ethiopian Airline's team led by the country General Manager Mr Solomon Begashaw who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House Enugu.

He commended the courage and commitment of the Airline in opening up the South East Region to the rest of the world for economic development while reducing the stress of business men and travelers through its direct flight to Akanu Ibiam International Airport.

This he said was in line with the desire of his administration to create enabling environment for investments and making Enugu a gateway to the South East Region is a welcomed development.

In his words, "Ethiopian Airline has shown that it is truly an African Pride and one of the best things to have happened to the people of Enugu and South East Region in general". The Airline's commitment to the socioeconomic development of the state is worth commending , he stated.

Governor Ugwuanyi while expressing appreciation, pledged to support all efforts geared towards making Enugu great and realising the dreams of founding fathers of the state.

Earlier, the General Manager of Ethiopian Airline in Nigeria, Mr Solomon Begashaw told the Governor that their visit was part of the activities marking second year anniversary of their direct flight to Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu and to appreciate the Government and people of Enugu State for their support in ensuring hitch-free operations since they commenced.

He also thanked the Federal Government for the upgrading of Akanu Ibiam Airport to an International Airport. He then handed over to the Governor a model aircraft as a symbol of partnership and pledged their support to the development of Enugu State.

Ethiopian Airline which was ranked First from African carriers for its outstanding financial performance in year 2014 and its ever expanding intra-Africa network and sound growth plan, has been flying to Nigeria since 1960s .

Ethiopian Airline is the fastest growing in Africa. In its close to 7 decades operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent's leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operation in year 2014 all success.

Ethiopian Airline commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 92 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the 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 Airline is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian Airline is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian Airline MRO; Ethiopian Airline Aviation Academy; Ethiopian Airline In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Airline Ground Service. Ethiopian Airline is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

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