A reminder that the Anglo-Ethiopian Society has organised a talk to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Ethiopian Airlines which is being held tonight, Tuesday 2 August, at the Ethiopian Embassy, 17 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PZ.
We will also be broadcasting the talk via Zoom for anyone who can't get to the Embassy. Register for an online ticket to be sent a link to the live Zoom broadcast.
Doors will open at around 18:00, with the talk starting promptly (hopefully) at 19:00 BST for those logging in for the Zoom meeting.
The talk, to celebrate last year's 75th Anniversary of Ethiopian Airlines, and next year's 50th Anniversary of Ethiopian Airlines in London, will be given by Michael Yohannes (UK country manager for Ethiopian Airlines).
Ethiopian Airlines 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.