On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline group’s non-stop operations in Mumbai, the airline organised a press conference and hosted cocktails and dinner on the 28th April, 2022 at ITC Maratha, Andheri. The events were graced by Mr. Lemma Yadecha Gudeta, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Ethiopian Airlines, Ms Tigist Eshetu – Regional Director India Sub-Continent, Ethiopian Airlines, Her Excellency Ambassador Doctor Tizita Mulugeta and Mr. Subhash Goyal, Owner & Chairman of STIC Group.
Partners of Ethiopian Airlines, travel trade partners, media, travel bloggers and over 150 guests from the aviation sector also attended this grand event. It was announced that the airline will soon connect Chennai to Addis Ababa and thereafter to 127 other international destinations starting 2nd July, 2022 with 3 weekly flights. A highlight at the event was the time capsule to commemorate this milestone where thoughtful messages will be taken from their staff and partners and will be passed on to generations.
On this joyous occasion for the airline, its Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said:
We are thrilled to have celebrated this big milestone-50 years of uninterrupted service to Mumbai thereby connecting the people of India to the vast Ethiopian global network. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India and one of the key destinations in Asia; we will maintain our commitment to serve Mumbai, thereby providing it access to our 127 destinations with our latest aircraft. Ethiopian has paved the way for people to people and trade ties between India and Africa with its multiple destinations in India. We are glad to have served Mumbai and the people of India in general for the last 55 years.
The event was a huge success and received great response from the Indian trade partners as well as the airline partners.