Ethiopian Airlines, a Star Alliance Member, has received the Gold in the African Airline of the Year 2011/2012 Awards according to the African Aviation News Portal. According to the African Aviation News,''Ethiopian Airlines emerged ahead of the pack collecting the highest number of the votes by the readers and followers of African Aviation. In 2011, Ethiopian Airlines received African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Award for being consistently profitable over the years and recording strong financial results. Ethiopian was also named as Africa’s most profitable airline by Air Transport World (ATW) in 2010. Ethiopian also received the 2010 ‘’Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award’’ for its outstanding performance at the Wire Kits Harness Manufacturing Plant and the 2010 Annual Airline Reliability Performance Award from the Bombardier Aerospace in the overall Q-400 product category for the Middle East and Africa region. Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946 and now the Airline provides dependable services to 64 international destinations spanning four continents. As a Star Alliance Member, Ethiopian is in a network which offers more than 21,000 daily flights to 1,290 airports in 189 countries.
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