Aviation: Ethiopian starts Flights to New York-Newark
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, has announced that it has
commenced scheduled thrice weekly flights to New York-Newark from Addis Ababa on 3rd of July 2016, via Lomé, Togo.
Ethiopian deployed the modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route, which not only offers
unparalleled onboard comfort to passengers, but is also the world’s most environmentally
friendly aircraft with its lower carbon and noise emissions.
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.
According to the airline, this new service will 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.
Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “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
New York-Newark is Ethiopian’s 93rd international gateway and 4th 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.
Ethiopian is expanding its network rapidly. In the past year has introduced services to Tokyo, Manila, Dublin, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Durban, Gaborone, Yaoundé, and Goma