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Ethiopian marks Star Alliance 20th Anniversary

Accra, Aug. 1, GNA – Ethiopian Airlines Group,
a Star Alliance member, has colourfully marked the 20th anniversary
of Star Alliance, the largest global airline network.

A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Hanna Atnafu,
Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines, said the Airline also
inaugurated its maiden flight to Kaduna, Nigeria at a reception held at
Ethiopian main hub Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO,
and Mr Jeffrey Goh, Star Alliance CEO, graced the event; discussing ongoing
developments and the Alliance’s strategy for the next decade with Ethiopian
employees.

Mr GebreMariam said,” We are glad to celebrate
this momentous occasion at Ethiopian and wish all members of the Alliance a
Happy 20th Anniversary.”

He said the Airline was sincerely honoured and
was very thankful for Mr Jeffrey for joining team to mark the celebration. 

“Dedicated to innovation for a thriving
customer experience across the Alliance’s network, Star Alliance has benefited
member airlines and customers with its worldwide reach and seamless
connectivity,” he added.

He said as a Pan-African airline and a proud
member of Star Alliance, “we are pleased to avail seamless connectivity to 55
African cities. I strongly believe that the future holds better collaboration
and growth for all of us in the Alliance.”

Mr Goh said: “One of the founding pillars of
Star Alliance is our global network, which strengthens continuously as our 28
member airlines grow their individual networks. Ethiopian Airlines’ new flight
to Kaduna in Nigeria adds a further destination to over 1,300 already on offer
to our customers.

“As we move into our third decade, our
strategic focus is shifting from adding new member airlines to digitalization.
We are steadily enhancing our product offering to include the complementary
digital services today’s customers expect,” he added.

Created in 1997 by five airlines as the first
global aviation alliance, Star Alliance delivers the world’s finest Alliance
network experience and Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa
joined Star Alliance on December 13, 2011 being the Alliance’s third carrier
based on the African continent.

GNA

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