Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing airline brand globally and the continent’s leading airline brand has been crowned with five prestigious accolades at the Skytrax 2023 World Airline Awards during the Paris Air Show held in France, Paris, on June 20, 2023. Ethiopian has taken the accolades for:

  • Best Airline in Africa 2023, for the sixth year in a row
  • Best Business Class Airline in Africa 2023, for the fifth year in a row
  • Best Economy Class Airline in Africa 2023, for the fifth year in a row
  • Best Business Class Onboard Catering in Africa 2023, for the second year in a row
  • Cleanest Airline in Africa 2023

Sending his congratulatory message on the award, Mesfin Tasew, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, said: “We are truly pleased by the top awards we received today at the admired World Airline Awards. Crowned with Skytrax’s prestigious awards for several years is a testimony of our consistency and commitment to delivering high-quality services. We are very proud of our valued customers’ strong vote of confidence, and I would like to thank them and reaffirm that we will continue exceeding their expectations. I want to take this opportunity to sincerely appreciate the hardworking Ethiopian Airlines’ families who strive round the clock to keep the engines of our success running.”

Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax, said: “Ethiopian Airlines wins this top award as Africa’s favourite carrier for a sixth successive year, and this level of consistency is a fabulous achievement for all the Ethiopian Airlines management and frontline staff.” 

The World Airline Awards, referred to by media around the world as “the Oscars of the aviation industry”, are wholly independent and impartial, introduced in 1999 to provide a customer satisfaction study that was truly global. Travellers worldwide vote in the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to determine the award winners. Over 100 customer nationalities participated in the 2022/2023 survey, with more than 20 million eligible entries counted in the results. More than 325 airlines are featured in the final Award results.

It is to be recalled that Ethiopian amasses a plethora of awards, including but not limited to: ‘The Best Airlines in Africa’ from Skytrax World Airline Awards for the last several years in a row, ‘Sustainable Cargo Airline of the Year -Africa’ at the 2023 Freight Week Sustainability Awards; ‘Outstanding Food Services by a Carrier’ at the 2023 PAX International Readership Awards; and ‘Best Overall in Africa Award’ at the 2023 APEX Passenger Choice Awards. 

About Ethiopian
Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s largest airline. In its seventy-seven years of successful operations, Ethiopian, the fastest-growing airline, has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger and cargo network, operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet category consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabins with an average fleet age of seven years. Ethiopia is the first airline in Africa to own and operate most of these aircraft.