Ethiopian Airlines Inflight Catering, the largest single in-flight catering facility in Africa, has won Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier in Africa award on PAX International Readership Awards 2017, which was held in Hamburg, Germany on the 5th April, 2018.
In a press release signed by Mrs. Aniley Eshetu A/Manager, Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines and copied to Newsghana.com.gh, it noted that, Ethiopian is a multi-award winning carrier crowned with Four Star certification by SKYTRAX last year, Airline of the Year awards by AFRAA as well as multiple accolades for its outstanding passenger and cargo transport services.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO remarked, “It is very gratifying to receive this prestigious award, which is based on the vote of the traveling public. We are highly honoured that the traveling public has recognized our continuous effort to avail the best possible products and services.
As part of our Vision 2025, we have built the largest and most modern catering facility in the continent at our main hub in Addis Ababa with a daily production capacity of 100,000 meals. This has enabled us to significantly upgrade the capacity, the quality and the variety of our meal production.
Our modern catering facility
produces a variety of cuisines that can meet the need of our esteemed customers ranging from our national Ethiopian dishes to Chinese, Indian and Italian culinary delights. It also caters for specific dietary needs with vegan, Halal and Kosher meals. Going forward, we will further diversify our meal offering with more choices and culinary delights from across Africa and other parts of the world”
Aijaz Khan, who us also a publisher of PAX International, said winners of the awards were selected by PAX International readers over a period of six months. “Each year, the PAX International Readership Awards honour the best in the industry, as selected by our readers.”
“From airline caterers and airport lounges, to amenity kits and duty-free programs, to IFE and seating, the PAX Awards is a barometer of where executives in the onboard services and aircraft interiors industries have found their attention over the course of the previous year.
We were overwhelmed with the response to this year’s event. The PAX International team and I would like to thank the industry at large for their continued support of our publication and these awards and would like to once again extend our congratulations to the 2018 winners. We look forward to an even larger celebration when we return to Hamburg in 2019.”
According to the release, 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.
It also said, Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 110 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, 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 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 eight business centers: Ethiopian Regional Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering; Ethiopian Ground Services and Ethiopian Airports Enterprise. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years,” the statement added.