Ethiopian Marks its 75th Anniversary


Ethiopian Airline Group, the largest Pan-African aviation group, celebrates its 75thanniversary on April8, 2021. Ethiopian made its maiden international flight on April 8, 1946 to Cairo. Since then, the Airline overcame the ups and downs of the aviation industry and the challenges unique to Africa to become Africa’s largest, most profitable and award-winning Aviation Group. Ethiopian kicks off a year long celebration under the theme “Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence”. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said, “As we celebrate75 years of excellence, we take stock of our accomplishments over three quarters of a century. Among the many firsts introduced by Ethiopian are the first Jet aircraft in Africa, the first East Africa to West Africa scheduled flight, the first airline from the Western Hemisphere to fly to China, the first scheduled service between the capitals of the most populous nations in the world (from New Delhi to Beijing), the first airline in Africa to introduce the B767,B777-200LR, B787 (theDreamliner) and later on the A350 to Africa.