Ethiopian Airlines’ Bombardier Q400NextGen fleet performs exceptionally well


(Posted 18th June 2017)

Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has won the 2016 Airline Reliability Performance Award for the 6th year in a row from Bombardier Aerospace.

The Airline Reliability Performance Award recognizes operators of Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets and Q Series turboprops who have achieved the highest rates of dispatch reliability.

Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked: ‘We are honoured to receive Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Performance Award for the 6th consecutive year. In line with our continuous effort to provide our customers a seamless travel experience, Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircrafts has enabled us offer the best on board experience on our regional and domestic routes. Moreover, through our strategic partnerships with ASKY Airlines in Togo and Malawian Airlines in Malawi, the Q400 airliner has played a vital role in availing convenient connections, as well as increasing frequencies to support air travel growth in Africa and successfully create a missing link. I wish to thank our Engineering team at Ethiopian MRO, Turbo Prop and Light A/C team as well as the Bombardier Field Service representatives for this notable milestone‘.

Ethiopian flies their Q400’s to 20 domestic destinations and regional routes such as Djibouti, Mombasa, Kilimanjaro, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Entebbe, Kigali, Juba, Khartoum and Hargeisa.

Ethiopian has recently been handed the ‘African Airline of the Year 2017 Award’ and was also named ‘Cargo Airline Award for Network Development at Brussels’ in June and March respectively.

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