Ethiopian Airlines chosen as the official Air Carrier for the 2019 World Press Freedom Day Global Conference


Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified 4-Star Global Airline, was recently declared as the official Carrier for the “World Press Freedom Day Global Conference to be held in Addis Ababa from May 1-3, 2019.”

The conference is to be jointly organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the African Union and the Government of Ethiopia themed: “Media for Democracy, Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation.”

As the official carrier, ET will provide air transport service to over 1000 participants who will be coming to Addis Ababa from around the globe.

Ethiopian Airlines group chief executive officer, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “we are honored to have been chosen to serve as the official carrier for this year’s World Press Freedom Day Global Conference. We are all the more delighted to be part of this noble cause which seeks to advance press freedom around the world.

As a pan-African airline and the leading aviation group in the continent, Ethiopian has been serving as the Official Carrier for different regional and continental conferences held in African cities.

Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam

As always, we will treat conference participants onboard our flights, to the best of our Four Star rated African flavored service. I would like to say to all World Press Freedom Day conference participants, welcome onboard!”

The event is expected to attract global, regional and national media stakeholders, high-level government officials and representatives, and journalists from the length and breath of the globe to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.


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