Thursday, 16 April 2015

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

The 22 most dependable airlines in the world: Ethiopian Ranked No# 6

Airlines can make even the most patient passenger grumpy at times, with their nickel-and-diming ways and lackluster customer service. But when you need to get somewhere relatively quickly, flying is generally the best way to do it.

And when you need a reliable carrier to get you there, certain airlines stand out as the ones to choose.

Travel site WanderBat looked across the globe to find which airlines were the most dependable, ranking each carrier in three areas: On-time performance, low costs to check bags, average age of an airline fleet.

The site came up with a pretty interesting list. You won't find some major U.S. airlines on here, but you will find some surprises -- names you may not be familiar with - Ethiopian Airlines, for example, is ranked No# 6. 

Ethiopian Airlines was ranked the below criteria;

  •  Fleet size: 76
  • Number of destinations: 101+
  • On-time percentage: 71%
  • Average age of fleet: 7 years

Africa's largest and most profitable airline has been in rapid expansion mode to capture the hot Africa-Asia market. Ethiopia is building a massive airport to house the airline's home base. The country is looking to shed its image of famine and poverty, and showcase its booming economy.

For more on this survey and to see the other airlines rankings, click here.

Ethiopian Airlines flies directly from Addis Ababa to Seychelles' Mahé Island three times a week.

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