Ethiopian’s first A350 to Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
Aviation - Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will be part of the annual Global Greening initiative of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2017.
Mar 17, 2017: Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will be part of the annual Global Greening initiative of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2017.
As part of the ‘Greenification of the World’ campaign, launched by the Irish Tourism Board eight years ago, Africa’s first Ethiopian A350 will join a string of world landmarks in this campaign, including New York’s World Trade Center, City Hall and Heron Tower in London, Plaça de Catalunya and the fountains on Gran Via in Barcellona, Pozzo di San Patrizio in Italy, Matsue Castle in Japan and the Diamond Bridge in South Korea.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO, said, “The A350 is among the notable landmarks in Ethiopian 70 year history, with which Ethiopian has pioneered the extra effect to the African continent. Moreover, this collaboration is a continuation of the long standing social, cultural and economic collaboration between Ethiopia and the People of Ireland. I wish all a happy festivity.”
The Axum Obelisks, symbol of the wealth and civilization of the ancient Ethiopian Axumite Kingdom, were turned green back in 2015. Ethiopian Airlines launched the first and only direct air route linking Africa with Ireland in 2015.