Ethiopian airlines to begin Addis Ababa-New York flight
Ethiopian Airlines has disclosed plans to commence scheduled flights to New York-Newark from Addis Ababa from July this year, via Lomé, Togo.
The airline said it would deploy the modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route believed to be the world’s most environmentally friendly aircraft with its lower carbon and noise emissions.
The Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam stated: “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. I would like to thank all who strived hard to make the route possible.”
According to the carrier, Ethiopian’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner is configured with 24 business class and 246 economy seats, all of which are equipped with Ethiopian’s renowned audio-visual inflight entertainment consoles.It added that passengers will be able to connect between New York-Newark and many cities throughout Africa
Furthermore, it said connections will be available to/from Abidjan, Bamako, Bissau, Brazzaville, Conakry, Dakar, Douala, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, N’djamena, Niamey, Ouagadougou and Yaoundé, adding that Addis Ababa passengers will enjoy seamless connections to/from points in East and Southern Africa, including Nairobi, Dares Salaam, Khartoum, Kampala, Kigali, and Johannesburg.
The airline also noted that, New York-Newark becomes Ethiopian’s 93rd international gateway and 4th gateway in North America. Ethiopian currently operates daily non-stop flights from Washington DC to Addis Ababa, as well as three weekly non-stop flights from Toronto to Addis Ababa and three weekly flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa via Dublin.
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