Ethiopia's flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, won the "Gold Award" in this year's African Airline of the Year Awards given by African Aviation News portal. Kenya Airways got the "Silver Award" and Precision Air Tanzania won the "Bronze Award".
Ethiopian Airlines, currently offering international flights to 40 different destinations in Africa, received to highest number of votes cast in by the readers and followers of African Aviation, who voted in an online poll, set up at the African Aviation's website as well as in various industry meetings and airline congress events attended by officials of African Aviation.
Kenya Airways, Kenya’s largest airline and second-largest airline in sub-Saharan Africa, garnered the second highest number of votes earning the Silver Award.
Not far behind in the tally of votes is Precision Air, Tanzania’s largest national airline, which got the Bronze Award. The airlines operates scheduled air services between its main hub Dar Es Salaam and fourteen other airports in Tanzania, as well as flights to Johannesburg in South Africa, Entebbe in Uganda, Mombasa and Nairobi in Kenya and to Moroni on the Comores.