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The First Service Linking the Two Cities with Africa
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has started flights to Dublin and Los Angeles on 19 June 2015.
Ethiopian flights to Dublin and Los Angeles are operated three times a week with the ultramodern Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which offers unparalleled on-board comfort to passengers. The flights are the only direct service connecting Africa with Ireland and the West Coast of the United States.
Travelers from Los Angeles and Ireland will be able to enjoy seamless and convenient connectivity options thanks to Ethiopian extensive network in Africa covering 49 destinations. Similarly, as the flights are the only direct service between Dublin and Los Angeles, the Irish and U.S. travelling public between the two cities will greatly benefit from the opening of the route.
“Our new flights connecting Addis Ababa, Dublin and Los Angeles will play a critical role in the expansion of trade, tourism investment between the fast growing continent of Africa, and the United States and Ireland. As the these flights are the first and only direct air route linking Africa with Ireland and the West Coat of the U.S., they will bring these two seemingly far away cities much closer to Africa and will facilitate mobility and connectivity for businesses and the large African Diaspora community living in the West Coast of the United States.
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In line with our Vision 2025 strategic roadmap, we are expanding our network and deploying the most technologically advanced aircraft as part of our commitment to our customers to provide them the best possible travel experience and connectivity options. Our flights to Dublin and Los Angeles are operated with the B787 Dreamliner, which offers unmatched on-board comfort especially for such a very long haul route with its unique features such as greatly reduced noise, higher cabin air humidity, biggest windows in the sky and spacious cabin interior.” said CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Tewolde Gebremariam.
With the addition of Dublin, the airline’s 11th European city and Los Angeles, its 4th point in the Americas, Ethiopian international network will cover 87 destinations across 5 continents.
Ethiopian is a Pan-African global carrier voted by passengers as the Best in Africa for two years in a row by Passenger Choice Awards, the most comprehensive survey in the industry. The airline operates the youngest fleet in the continent with an average of less than 7 years and currently serves 87 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily departures.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa. In 2014, IATA ranked Ethiopian as the largest airline in Africa in revenue and profit. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has been a pioneer of African aviation as an aircraft technology leader providing the first jet service in the continent in 1962, and availing the first African B767 in 1984, the first African B777-200LR in 2010 and the first African and second only to Japan B787 Dreamliner in 2012.
Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 83 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading airline group in Africa with seven strategic business units: Ethiopian International Passenger Service; Ethiopian Regional Service; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Service and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning, including SKYTRAX and Passenger Choice Awards in 2013 and has been registering an average growth of 25% per annum in the past seven years.
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Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has finalized preparations to start new services to Tokyo Narita International Airport in April 20, 2015, in codeshare partnership with fellow Star Alliance member, All Nippon Airways.
The thrice weekly flight, the only direct connection between Africa and Japan, will be operated through Hong Kong with the ultra-modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which offers customers the best on-board comfort with the biggest windows in the sky, high ceiling , less noise than any aircraft with less carbon footprint, and higher cabin humidity ideal for long haul travel.
Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Ato Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “As the only direct service between Africa and Japan, our flights to Narita will give our customers the best possible connectivity options and will be critical role in enabling greater people-to-people, investment, trade and tourism ties between a rising Africa, the second fastest growing region in the world, and a highly industrialized Japan, the third largest economy in the world.”
Tokyo is one of the world’s most populous metropolis and serves as Japan’s political, economic and cultural hub. Japan is the world’s third largest economy and one of the main financial and economic centers with growing investment, trade and tourism ties with Africa. Ethiopian flights to Tokyo will enable the strengthening of investment, trade, tourism and people-to-people ties between Africa and Japan.
Ethiopian currently serves 84 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily departures.
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SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER – Washington D.C.
Ethiopian Airlines has an opening for Sales Account Manager. Established in 1945, in the United States, Ethiopian Airlines currently serves Washington Dulles International Airport and soon adds service to Los Angeles International Airport. The successful candidate will manage key accounts and actively develop new business opportunities in both the corporate and leisure sectors in and around the Washington D.C. metro area.
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Sales Account Manager responsibilities include:
1. To have and further develop a robust network of contacts in the target markets
2. Train partners on the airlines’ product, routings and destinations and ensure that accounts remain incentivized and enthusiastic about working
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3. Maximize revenues from extensive existing portfolio of leisure, corporate and government clients
4. Develop incremental business by seeking out new businesses opportunities
5. Represent the company at trade events, conferences and other promotional functions
6. Conduct presentations to travel agents, tour operators, and others targeted customers
7. Track agency partner performance and manage incentive plans as well as lead an annual familiarization trip
8. Analyze market trends and consult with marketing department on formulating tactical & strategic marketing initiatives that raise brand awareness
9. Provide regular detailed reporting on account performance as well as competitor activity
10. Accept accountability for territory sales performance
Sales Account Manager Skill Sets and Experience Required:
1. Account Management experience is compulsory
2. Must possess a proven track record in a client management and business development role
3. Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills as well as technology literacy
4. Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record
5. Occasional overnight travel will be required
Ethiopian Airlines provides a competitive salary and benefits package. Genuine and qualified inquiries only please. No phone calls please.
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