Ethiopian Airlines has hired Samson Arega as the new country manager for Ethiopian Airlines Canada.
Arega entered the role effective Sept. 20, 2019, and began his career with Ethiopian Airlines and has been with the company since he graduated from university.
"I am delighted to have been granted this opportunity," Arega said. "I will be working hard to expand awareness of Ethiopian Airlines to Canadians. We have made such a positive impact over the past several years, and my goal is to continue to strengthen this momentum. Keeping in line with our Vision 2025 strategic roadmap, we are looking to expand our Canadian and African network and growing the trade and tourism market. We have some exciting opportunities we are currently working on."
Arega has demonstrated leadership with effective and efficient management in all aspects of the airline's operations. He has progressed through corporate leadership as acting manager, passenger sales in Addis Ababa, then as country manager in Kuwait.
Ethiopian Airlines currently flies direct from Toronto to Addis Ababa five times weekly. From Addis, Ababa passengers can connect to more than 60 African destinations. Africa's leading carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has been steadily growing its international reach — now connecting to 125 destinations.
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