The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Lecture - HYBRID - 75th Anniversary of Ethiopian Airlines

Michael Yohannes

Tuesday 2nd August 2022

Doors open 18:00 BST, Ethiopian Embassy, 17 Princes Gate, London SW7 1PZ - Public event (all welcome)

The event will also being broadcast online, starting at about 19:00 GMT.

Note - Register for the online event on Eventbrite and you'll be emailed a Zoom link shortly before the event.

Ethiopian Airlines is one of the most successful businesses in Ethiopia and has now been operating for more than 75 years. It was founded on December 30, 1945, by Emperor Haile Selassie with assistance from the American Trans World Airlines (TWA) and commenced operations on 8 April 1946, with a weekly service between Addis Ababa and Cairo with five Douglas DC-3 propeller-driven aircraft.

The construction of a new airport and headquarters at Bole was started in 1960 in order to enable Ethiopian to become the first airline in Africa to use, jet airliners. The airline inaugurated its first jet service, using Boeing 720B airliners, on 15 January 1963.

The airline has kept expanding and innovating over the years and is now the largest airline in Africa in terms of revenue and profit. Widely respected, Ethiopian airlines has won multiple awards.

Michael Yohannes is the UK country manager for Ethiopian Airlines

All are welcome to join the event at the Embassy. Please reserve your place soon to avoid disappointment.

Eventbrite Tickets - Ethiopian Airlines by Michael Yohannes

Unable to attend the event in person? Register for an online ticket to be sent a link to a Zoom broadcast of the live event.

Eventbrite Tickets - Ethiopian Airlines Online by Michael Yohannes

First Published in News File Spring 2022

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