Ethiopian Airlines was established on December 21, 1945. Its IATA code is ET. On April 8, 1946, it launched domestic commercial flights, and in 1951 it extended its offer to international transits. Ethiopian Airlines has been a member of the International Air Transport Association since 1959 and a member of the African Airlines Association since 1968. The carrier’s main airport is Addis Ababa Airport. In 2013, the airline won a string of awards, including a distinction for the best staff for perfect customer service, the award for the best regional airline in Africa and the third prize in a row for the reliability of the airline. Ethiopian Airlines offers its clients cheap domestic and international flights to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, America and Canada.