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From Humble Beginnings to Industry Leader: ET Celebrates 78 Years with Special Flight and Community Focus

ET CEO, Mr. Mesfin Tasew(3rd from left) serving passengers onboard its special 78th year anniversary flight.

Africa’s leading airline, Ethiopian Airlines, celebrated its 78th year with a bang, showcasing its rich history of innovation and unwavering customer focus.

To commemorate their first international flight in 1946, the airline’s CEO and other top executives joined the crew on a special trip to Cairo.

They went above and beyond their usual duties, assisting passengers with check-in and boarding to ensure a smooth travel experience.

Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO, Mr. Mesfin Tasew, emphasized the event’s significance: “This flight embodies our dedication to serving passengers first. It’s not just a tribute to our initial international route, but a reaffirmation of our servant leadership philosophy. We’ve grown from humble beginnings to become a major African aviation force, pioneering new technologies for the continent. As we mature, our commitment strengthens.”

Reflecting their commitment to community engagement, Ethiopian Airlines distributed special packages to passengers.

These included greetings for the current season and messages of well wishes for those observing fasting traditions.

Additionally, a commemorative postcard marked the occasion, serving as a lasting reminder of the airline’s long-standing legacy.

“We aim to create a sense of community and belonging for all passengers, regardless of background or beliefs,” stated CCO Lemma Yadecha. “This anniversary celebrates unity and diversity. By joining our ground and flight crew, we honor everyone who has contributed to our journey. This is a pledge to continue delivering exceptional service to all.”

In a remarkable display of dedication, Ethiopian Airlines’ executives actively participated in passenger care.

This initiative highlights their core value of servant leadership and unwavering commitment to exceptional service.

As a pioneer in aviation, Ethiopian Airlines continues to set industry standards for innovation, safety, and customer satisfaction.

True to their mission of connecting Africa to the world, the airline is exploring offering complimentary Wi-Fi on flights to Cairo, further demonstrating their dedication to enhancing the passenger experience.


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