July 14, 2016: Ethiopian Airlines, African airline, has commenced scheduled thrice weekly flights to New York-Newark from Addis Ababa on July 3, 2016, via Lomé, Togo and deployed Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route.
This new service enables passengers’ to connect between New York-Newark and many cities throughout Africa.
At Lomé, passengers enjoy seamless connections to/from points in West Africa with ASKY, Ethiopian partner airline based in Lomé. Connections are available to/from Abidjan, Bamako, Bissau, Brazzaville, Conakry, Dakar, Douala, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, N’djamena, Niamey, Ouagadougou and Yaoundé.
At Addis Ababa, passengers will be enjoying seamless connections to/from points in East and Southern Africa, including Nairobi, Dares Salaam, Khartoum, Kampala, Kigali, and Johannesburg.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, says, “We are thrilled to resume our service to New York, our fifth gateway in the Americas. New York is one of the world's most economically powerful cities and including it in our ever expanding network will play a critical role in the expansion of trade, tourism and investment between the fast growing continent of Africa and the United States.”
New York-Newark is Ethiopian’s 93rd international gateway and fourth gateway in North America.
Ethiopian currently operates daily nonstop flights from Washington DC to Addis Ababa, as well as three weekly nonstop flights from Toronto to Addis Ababa and three weekly flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa via Dublin.
In the past year, it has introduced services to Tokyo, Manila, Dublin, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Durban, Gaborone, Yaoundé, and Goma.