CheapOair Wins Second Consecutive Top Sales Agency Award from Ethiopian Airlines

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Next generation travel company recognized as a top performer by Africa’s fastest growing air carrier

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Amha Shiferaw (left) and Gregory Onorato (right) of Ethiopian Airlines present Sanjay Hathiramani of Fareportal (center) with the Top Sales Agency Award at the Fareportal Headquarters in New York, NY.

This award is a testament of our commitment to building strong business relationships with our partners such as Ethiopian Airlines.

CheapOair, a leading flights-focused, next generation concierge travel service consisting of a traditional travel agency with a digital front end, has been awarded the Top Sales Agency Award for 2016 from Ethiopian Airlines. This award is given annually to recognize the top sellers of Ethiopian Airlines tickets throughout the year.

Ethiopian Airlines operates out of four North American gateways including Los Angeles, Newark, Washington, D.C., and Toronto. CheapOair has been supporting Ethiopian Airlines’ growth in the Americas with a partnership dating back over 10 years.

“We are extremely honored to receive The Top Sales Agency award from Ethiopian Airlines for the second year in a row,” said Sanjay Hathiramani, Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations at CheapOair. “This award is a testament of our commitment to building strong business relationships with our partners such as Ethiopian Airlines. We continue to invest in our staff, products, and technology in order to better serve both our partners and our customers with our ‘next generation travel concierge experience’.”

“We highly value our partnership with CheapOair,” said Nigusu Worku Wordofa, Regional Director, Sales and Services USA at Ethiopian Airlines. “On behalf of Ethiopian Airlines, I would like to give this recognition award. We also look forward to strengthening our partnership by creating the best value to our joint esteemed customers for years to come.”

About CheapOair
CheapOair is a flights-focused hybrid travel service that enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps, by phone, or live chat. CheapOair (, 1-800-566-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair's broad customer base that books high- yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.

About Ethiopian
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 92 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional
Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

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