Ethiopian Airlines Inflight Catering, the largest single in-flight catering facility in Africa, has won the Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier in Africa Awards on PAX International Readership Awards 2017 held in Hamburg, Germany.
A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Hanna Atnafu, Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines, said through an online balloting process from the magazine’s website, 25 awardees from airlines, airline caterers and suppliers of seating, inflight entertainment and amenity items have been honoured by readers of PAX International Magazine.
Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, said: “Readers of PAX International have spoken out loud and clear and unanimously voted Ethiopian as an outstanding inflight Food Service in Africa.”
He said as a customer focused airline, the company worked very hard to exceed customer expectations in customer services on ground and in the air and moreover, their international kitchens, specialising in Chinese, Halal, Indian, Italian, Kosher, and Vegan meals, consume fresh and organic fruits and vegetables direct from the farm.
“Above all, our unique Ethiopian hospitality coupled with the variety of culinary experiences, will continue to induce an excellent ingredient and a new dimension to the already multiple award winning inflight services that we are very well known for in the industry,” he added.
Ethiopian recently inaugurated catering facility is capable of producing more than 100,000 meals every single day and it also offers on-board duty free items for multiple airlines, as well as VIP and charter flights, which often shuttle to and from Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian Catering has also redefined meal services for Business Class flyers; serving with glasses and dishes readied in a unique design, size and colour fitting Cloud-9 level, where each course is being orchestrated on lined passengers’ table in a wider space for dinning.