Ethiopian Airlines has emerged the winner of the 2017 Airline Reliability Performance Award, for the seventh year in a row, from Bombardier Aerospace.

Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Ethiopian Airlines said the airline was pleased to receive the award for the seventh year in a row.

He attributed the success to the fruit of continued dedication and hard work of its employees and especially those working in the light aircraft and turbo-prop section.

He reiterated that the airline was committed to providing its esteemed customers reliable schedule and punctual flights at all times, stressing that this was a testament of the airline’s dedication to operational excellence in the domestic and regional routes.

Ethiopian currently operates 21 Q-400 Next Gen aircraft, including the only in Africa Q-400 double cabin, which has the quietest engine in its category.

The Q-400 is an ideal aircraft for domestic and regional flights with a speed closer to narrow body jet airplanes and with reduced fuel consumption and emission.

Ethiopian Q-400s are used for its extensive regional and domestic network serving the ever increasing tourism and business travel needs of its customers.

The Airline Reliability performance Award recognises operators of Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets and Q Series turboprops who have achieved the highest rates of dispatch reliability.