For Immediate Release

May 17, 2018, Toronto, Ontario – Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) conducted a half-day Autism Awareness panel discussion on May 11, 2018 at EAA Auditorium under the theme “Flying with Autism”.

The event, which was held to mark Autism Awareness Month, aimed at celebrating the role of Ethiopian Airlines in easing travel stress for families and children with autism by providing Autism awareness training on how to assist travellers with Autism for the Airline’s staff.

The discussion highlighted the need for a paradigm shift concerning children with autism as being abled rather than disabled. It also touched upon raising awareness, acceptance and creating an inclusive environment.  The panel discussion is part of CC&CT School’s initiatives to make air travel more accessible for passengers with autism. EAA also plans to provide similar training for its new cadets and staff on yearly recurrent programs. 

 

About Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the largest growing Airline 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 operates the youngest and most modern fleet to 93 international destinations 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, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. The airlines operates three direct flights weekly from Toronto to Addis Ababa with connections 53 destinations 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 growth of 25% in the past seven years.

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