For Immediate Release

Sept 30, 2019, Toronto, OntarioEthiopian Airlines welcomes Mr. Samson Arega as the new Country Manager for Ethiopian Airlines Canada as of Sept 20, 2019. Mr. Arega started his career with Ethiopian Airlines and has been with the company since he graduated from university.

“I am delighted to have been granted this opportunity. I will be working hard to expand awareness of Ethiopian Airlines to Canadians. We have made such a positive impact over the past several years, and my goal is to continue to strengthen this momentum,” said Arega.

Mr. Arega has demonstrated leadership with effective and efficient management in all aspects of the airline’s operations. He has progressed through corporate leadership as Acting Manager, Passenger Sales in Addis Ababa, then as Country Manager in Kuwait.

Ethiopian Airlines currently flies direct from Toronto to Addis Ababa 5 times weekly. From Addis, Ababa passengers can connect to over 60 African destinations. Africa’s leading carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has been steadily growing its international reach — now connecting to 125 destinations.

 “Keeping in line with our Vision 2025 strategic roadmap, we are looking to expand our Canadian and African network and growing the trade and tourism market. We have some exciting opportunities we are currently working on” added Mr. Arega.

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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