For the second year in a row, Ethiopian Airlines has won the African Aviation “African Airline of the Year” Award for 2017. The 26th Annulal Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The award was presented to Ethiopian in recognition of its continued rapid growth, increased profitability and its outstanding contribution to aviation development in Africa. While receiving the Award Mr. Meseret Bitew, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, said, “We are please to win the “African Airline of the Year Award for the second time in a row; a testimony of our commitment to serve our bleoved continent Africa. The commendable success of Ethiopian Airlines attributes to the visionary leadership of Ethiopian managment and the hard work of thousands of Ethiopian employees who work hard around the clock with the unity of purpose. Mobility and air connectivity being the economic engine of growth and development, we shall continue to play vital roles in connection African conuntries with their major trading partners around the world and realize an economically liberal Africa.”