The winners of the award were determined based on the votes of travellers.
Tewolde GebreMariam, group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines remarked, “We are honoured to have been voted the Best African Airline at the Arabian Travel Awards 2018, a testimony that our product and services are meeting the high expectations of customers from the Middle East. Ethiopian currently flies to 12 destinations in the Middle East and thrice daily from Dubai with ultramodern aircraft, connecting travellers from the Middle East to over 60 destinations in Africa and over 115 worldwide. In line with our long term growth plan, Vision 2025, we will continue to invest in expanding our ultramodern fleet and global destinations ultimately creating even better connectivity options for travellers around the world in general and the Middle East in particular.”
The Arabian Travel Awards recognise and encourage the talent in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors under different categories such as airlines, cruise companies, hotels, travel technology providers, travel insurance facilitators, B2B travel portals, travel agents, tour operators and holiday companies, among others. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25 percent in the past seven years.