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Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines rolls out ambitious plan
Source: Africa Report
Ethiopian Airlines has announced a 15 year strategic plan it hopes will see it become the biggest African airline by 2025 by pushing its annual revenue to US$ 10 billion.
The airline said the plan will enhance its capacity in all aspects including the quality of its services and increase its fleet and passengers.
“The plan is to become Africa’s biggest aviation (company) and to be among the best airline in the world,” said the airlines.
“Our current income has reached $ 1.6 billion per annum, transporting around three million passengers a year”.
The airline is also seeking to raise its three star status to four and raise its yearly profits to around US$1 bn.
“We are planning to become a four star airline after two years by improving our services and the number of planes as well as our routes in and outside Africa,” added in a statement.
Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the company's market share will increase by tenfold in Africa by 2025.
According to the plan, the airlines will have a fleet of 70 modern and fuel saving aircraft.
Ethiopian Airlines has around 40 aircraft on its order book, including 12 Airbus A350s and 10 Boeing 737s.
The airline currently operates eleven 767-300s, with eight of the type slated for retirement by 2016.
It also operates four 777-200LRs, eight 757-200ERs, five 737-700s, five 737-800s and eight Bombardier Q400s.
It plies more than 20 routes in Africa and around 15 routes in Europe and USA.
If new CEO Tewolde REALLY wants to make his mark (instead of rolling out previous CEO’s plan), he should start with flight attendants who smile at White passengers, and scowl at Black Africans.
Really embarrassing, all the hard work being ruined by culturally ignorant flight attendants.
Very admirable achievements, strong airline. Hope all the plans to make the Airline Top in Africa succeeds 100%!
Ethiopian Airlines is one of the countless legacies of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie.
Great news and good vision. Wish all the best.
Well done EAL!! thanks for the former CEO Dr Girma Wake for coaching & find his replacement within his office, current CEO Tewolde. I’m learning from previouse will go further. my thanks goes to all EAL crew and Air Aviation as they are couple.
It is a good ambition and wish EAL all the success but the employees had to be included in this grand plan.
Meaning, expanding training facilties, for all the various departments and salary compensations have to be parallel with the company’s growth.
Most of all the profit shouldn’t be skimmed by the TPLF gangs.
People’s Government Now!
By 2025 you and your chiggarams weyannes will be a good Fertilizer.
Thanks goes to the Eritrean who pave the ground for the succes of the ETA.Be it in the management, Technical and pilot. Also to add the First women pilot in Ethiopia was Eritrean.
If what you said is true, then it is thanks to us (Ethiopians) for giving them the chance to succeed in our country as professionals. In fact, Thanks to us for the fact that, we educated them, trained them and allowed them to fulfil their dreams in their professional lives.
Well, I do want to see a better Ethiopian Airlines, but the fact o the matter is that its fluff attendants are culturally ignorant and have no clue in what it means rendering good services to their customers regardless of the color of their skin. I symphatize with these flight attendants just because they are the product of their country
Heheheheh, Eritreans didn’t not do a damn thing to the success of ETA. They were parasites that held it back actually, after they were let go one by one ETA actually took off. Thanks for nothing!! If they were that good then how come Eritian air is down in hell?
If that is true then why can’t they apply their talent to “their great Nation” “the Singapore of Africa” in the north??
You got 20 years, yet nothing to show for.
The only thing I know Eritrians pave the way for the rest of the nation was the Maid service to the Middle East.
You were the first and I give you credit for that.
Wow..this has nothing to do with Eri and peeps still making reference. EAL will have more flight than the population of Eri by 2025 Jeleous at its best. As for the first women being Eri, well what else is new, we have given you all the opportunity including teaching you how to fly. God is good look where we are now and you just can’t leave us alone. This is Ethiopan website. Gold bless EAL and Ethiopians.
This whole extension strategy is not from Tewolde. It has been already visioned by the then CO Girma Wake one among the great COs of our time. To visualise the plan most of the corrupted managers who think backward has to change themselves. It is not what they talk, what counts is how they handle and become compatible. Even now they are by far behind the Lufthansa with whom they brag of code share. To proof this make a round trip with both airlines to Addis and see for yourself the whole activity especially at Bole. The best staffs have left the airline and if they have the choise only few will remain with Ethiopian. Speaking of the hostess handling the white skinned differently, one must see how the managment also bend and worship any foreign staff other than its own. The foreign pilots get more benefit than the Ethiopian pilots. I love the Airline as it is our national carrier, but this sentiment is not reflecting among the few greedy and corrupted officials to the top.
Do any one know how many best pilots, technicians and managers who had a bitter experience with the airline have left for foreign companies and earn triple of what they used to get from the Airline.
Change comes first from within!!!!
Eritreans were educated and trained in Ethiopian universities, supported their families on Ethiopian jobs, but at the same time gave money to isaya to kill Ethiopians…That’s why you were sent packing on the bus, back to Ass-mara!
abo ababa eritrea and ethiopia are two different countries my man. didn’t you guys fought 30 years for independence but can’t leave ethiopia alone. eritreans are like a scored women that does not want to leave her husband. we divorced good buy see you later. your guys come force fully to our party, our website…etc. but you will never see ethiopians go to eritrean party or website why atemechunem. can you guys truly be independent.
P**s Off Eritreans, you “chose” to go and now you are creeping back. mmmm crossing mines and trenches. Watch out, PIA’s shoot to kill policy is still in place, and you might get killed sneaking out here. haha
Back to my point, I am GLAD the airline is pushing forward. As former employee of the company, I had witnessed the corner stones for this project being placed. The then CEO Girma Wake,who managed to execute the restracturing process and put the vision, and the current CEO who is a hard worker implimenting the vision. But yes, the prime minister is the one who should take the credit too. The new aircraft hangar, the new cargo terminal, the new aircraft purchases etc, are just a few of things DONE under his direct ATTENTION. Good job altoghter!
Hi all sorry you feel so bad on my comment. However, the fact is that and history is written and documented that can’t be changed on this web site through your comment. You all mentioned about Eritrean given opportunity. This is actually funny. Honestly most of the Ethiopian at that time didn’t even know how to ride bicycle let alone to be a pilot. Eritrean were upfront because they had a know how due to a technical background they got from their parents. Thus, no one gave opportunity but Eritrean was superior at the time and can’t be bitten by any group. Well time passed and now I raise my hat you are good and are in better situation than Eritrean I admit. However, don’t assume that Eritrean hate Ethiopian rather we hate your Ignorance and empty chauvinist attitude.
Let’s give credit to the people who brought EAL all its high achievements. I differ to the fella Ermias in regards to including the P.M. as worthy of receiving the compliment.
Instead I see EAL to be the cash cow for EPRDF and let’s all hope for the sake of Ethiopia EAL doesn’t regress with the advent of the current regime.
I don’t even have to go deep, all I have to see is your rhetoric blogname - Talaku.
Now who is showing empty chauvanistic attitude to even begin with!!!
My dad worked for EAL and had some some middle mangement status before he retired. I remember some of his close friends were from Asmara however one of his subordinates was a bit stubborn ass from your neck of the wood.
This is just an FYI
C’mon How on earth can you claim the then eritreans have already learned from their parents? Where did your parents learned? If you mean during the Italian cononization, then during that time your parents main job was to clean and wash the market place called Meda Ethiopia and never have been allowed to walk on the main street to walk other than cleaning. Where and how did they got the technical know how! Let me tell you what they have done during their stay with Ethiopian. The Airline trained and gave them equal opportunity for which they have cheated and abused by organizing, transporting food and drinks for Shabia party celebration in Italy, stolen any thing comes to their hand and passed it on to the terrorist group of shabia. Thans to ET even after what you call indipendence, many of them because of the training and experience gaind with ET they got job mostly in the Arab countries. How on earth then those you claim superior could not handle two aircrafts leased and named eritrean airline but disapeard from the sky within short time. It is no joke being a well known and profit making company and it is another to talk bla..bla.. please do not be stupid to scribble such nonsense and be content with the heavy hand of your Isass leadership!
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