Ethiopia Airlines will be flying participants of Africa Celebrates from all their global destinations to Africa’s capital, Addis Ababa to experience real African hospitality expressed in Art, Culture, Heritage, Tech, Business, Dance, Fashion, Cuisine, Music etc’.
Announced as the Official Airline for the Africa Celebrates event, Ethiopian Airlines and Africa Celebrates will this year celebrate Africa’s unity in diversity, fostering integration through Africa’s rich cultural heritage which can be explored as a catalyst for social economic growth, promote intra and inter African trade and tourism.
The event will also encourage Africans and the rest of the world to patronise ‘Made in Africa’ by eating African foods, wearing its clothes, and appreciating its music, dance, films, arts, crafts and heritage.
The event is scheduled to be held 25 – 28 October at the African Union headquarters and Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa.
As part of an official statement issued by Lexy Mojo-Eyes, President/CEO of Africa Celebrates, he said ‘This is a partnership made from heaven. Africa’s biggest airline will be partnering with Africa’s biggest festival.
Themed, ‘Achieving African Integration through Art, Culture, Heritage, Tech & Business Leveraging on AFCFTA Implementation,’ the event aligns with the African Union theme of the year.
Africa Celebrates is organized and packaged by Legendary Gold Limited in collaboration with the African Union which doubles as host partner, Nigeria Embassy in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Africa Tourism Board, Pristine Marketing Group and Studio 1888.
Other partners include the United States Mission to the African Union, Africa for African Women Conference, J4ward Global, Design Essentials, Dumele, Mayalz Events, Kana TV, Art TV, Kenniz Fm, Global Green Development Group, Ipada Carnival, Motherland Beckons, 20 October Institute for Arts & Entertainment and Platinum Entertainment Producers.
Ethiopian Airlines and Skylight Hotel are the official airlines and hotels respectively.
Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is a fast-growing airline brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand.
In its seventy-seven years of successful operations, Ethiopian, the fastest-growing airline, has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. In addition to its main hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it is also pursuing its multi-hub strategy through a hub in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways.
On the 13th of September 2023, Ethiopian Airlines Group, the fastest-growing global airline brand and the continent’s leading airline was crowned as the ‘Best African Airline’ at Business Traveller Awards 2023. This is the 4th consecutive year Ethiopian was so honoured.