Guests taste Ethiopian Experience at Akwaaba 2019

By Ekene Okafor, Lagos

Africa: Asky, Ethiopian Airline presents Jo’burg and Houston Flights with Njera and Coffee At AKWAABA 2019

The Ethiopian Day at the Akwaaba African Travel Market 2019 ended on a grand note with the management of Ethiopian Airlines treating guests to a night of Ethiopian Experience.

The General Manager of Ethiopian Airline Firiehiwot Mekonnen while welcoming the guests to the event said the Airline proudly flaunts itself as a Pan African Airline.

Ethiopians making presentation at the event

Mekonnen said; “Ethiopian Airline is positioning its brand and strategies to touch every part of Africa and Europe and we can say we have recorded successes so far. We project overwhelming success in 2025 judging by the time of what we have on ground and a wonderful team. 

“We are also introducing our flights to Houston an American city with a lot of Nigerians. This is part of our plans to expand and extend our services to our esteemed customers anywhere they are.”

Diversified aviation group
She further said that ”the Ethiopian airline operates a diversified aviation group with 7 strategic business units, which have been the secret of the brand’s giant strides in the sector.”

The Country Manager of ASKY Airlines, Simon Mobolaji while thanking the guests for their presence at the event, said the partnership between Asky and Ethiopian Airline promised to bridge a gap and cover most local and International routes.

He described the new ASKY flight to Johannesburg as a good example.

The Organiser of Akwaaba, Ikechi Uko said that the country boasts of rich culture, which he has experienced.

Uko urged guests to be curious in exploring the peculiar delicacies of Ethiopia.

Notable among the guests in attendance included; Sharon Palacio from the Belize, Didier Bayeye of Sun International and wife, members of Ethiopian Community in Nigeria, officials of Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) amongst others.

More than 200 guests and participating countries came out to enjoy the dorwat and njera delicacies. A good blend of Nigerian cuisines from professional chefs who had participated at the Jollof Rice War earlier added spice to the event. There was also a taste of coffee and wines from the Ethiopians.

Raffle draw
The climax of the day was a raffle draw at the instance of Ethiopian Airline management.

Mr Didier Bayeye emerged winner of a Business Class ticket to Addis Ababa for a five-night stay. He, however, had a grace of a dual ticket with his wife. Special attention came on the couple as they met at one of the previous editions of Akwaaba and got married this year.


Mercy Chukwudiebere