Ethiopian adds new route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles
Addis Ababa, October 20, 2014 (STAT):-Ethiopian Airlines is to launch a new route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles via Dublin from next summer. Further it will also operate three return flights per week from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles via Dublin using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft will have a two-hour stopover in Dublin.
Dublin Airport will gain two new year-round direct routes as a result of this decision, as Ethiopian will be selling both the Dublin-LA segment and the Dublin-Addis Ababa segment separately.
“I am delighted to welcome these new services to Dublin Airport. The new routes to Los Angeles and Addis Ababa will strengthen Ireland’s connectivity to the west coast of the United States and to Africa, offering additional choice and convenience for passengers. California is a major market for Irish tourism and this new service to Los Angeles will help Ireland continue to grow visitor numbers from the United States over the medium term.” asserted the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe welcoming Ethiopian Airline’s decision to operate its new Addis-Los Angeles service via Dublin Airport
DAA Chief Executive Kevin Toland said, “We are delighted to welcome Ethiopian Airlines to Ireland. This new service will reconnect Dublin with Los Angeles and also brings unrivalled connectivity into Africa, as Ethiopian has the largest number of African destinations of any airline.”