Ethiopian Airlines has renewed its support for The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, following the three-day Africa Accelerating conference.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the former President of South Africa, Hon. Kgalema Motlanthe, were among the nearly 50 speakers and 1500 virtual and in-person delegates at the event.
‘’Africa’s trade and supply chains are enabled by Ethiopian’s cargo capacity,’’ said managing director for Canada, Samson Arega. ‘’So significant is the success that during the COVID-19 pandemic, cargo revenues ensured the airline remained profitable. Ethiopian Airlines did not lay off or furlough a single full-time employee and never sought a bailout.’’
Garreth Bloor, President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, said: “As discussed during our engagements, the year-on-year growth of Ethiopian Airlines reflects its ability to not just keep up with Africa’s growth potential, but to serve as a key driving force of Africa’s development.’’
‘’We seek first place globally,’’ added Arega. ‘’We know that will be achieved when we both drive and enable the next chapter in global economics, enabled in the context of a new era of Canada-Africa trade and investment collaboration – on both economics and public policy.”