Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, has announced its chief executive, Tewolde Gebremariam, has been elected to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors.
IATA is a trade association for the world’s airlines.
Its 240 airline members comprise 84 percent of the world’s total air traffic and its Board of Governors consists of top executives from 31 airlines from around the world.
Gebremariam will join presidents, chairmen and chief executives of some of the world’s largest airlines, further placing Ethiopian Airlines at the forefront of the airline industry.
“I am delighted to join my distinguished colleagues on the IATA Board of Directors,” said Gebremariam.
“This appointment is recognition of not only Gebremariam, but also of Ethiopian Airlines.
“With more than 7,000 staff members, one of the industry’s most up-to-date fleets, and service to 72 international destinations, Ethiopian is quickly becoming Africa’s premier carrier.
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in1946 and now provides dependable services to 72 international destinations spanning four continents.