Ethiopian Airlines Los Angeles Area Office received the Star Alliance CEO Awards for 2016, as a member of Star Alliance project team at Tom Bradley International Terminal, during the annual Chief Executive Board Meeting held in Los Angeles recently.
The award recognizes outstanding and unique contributions of teams that have worked together to transform the check-in experience for customers, involving co-location of the Star Alliance carriers online in that location and the introduction of new self-service processes for economy class passengers.
“We are honored to receive this recognition as member of the Los Angeles International Airport team for the successful team work Ethiopian has forged at Tom Bradley International Terminal, said Sasahulish Laeke, Traffic and Sales Manager, Regional Sales & Services Europe & the Americas. Moreover, through the Star Alliance Network, we offer our customers streamlined benefits including seamless connectivity options, through check-in, access to Star Alliance lounges, redeeming miles on frequent flier programs of member airlines, priority check-in and baggage tags for Star Alliance gold members, and coordinated schedules.”
Ethiopian Airlines joined Star Alliance, the largest airline network, in 2011. Ethiopian currently operates thrice weekly scheduled flights to Los Angeles, one of five gateways in the Americas.
Ethiopian Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin. Ethiopian was the first airline in Africa to own and operate each of these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average annual growth of 25% in the past seven years.