Ethiopian Airlines, one of the fastest growing and most profitable airlines in Africa will commence scheduled thrice weekly flights to New York-Newark from their hub in Addis Ababa on 03 July 2016. The flights will route via Lomé, Togo with full traffic rights on all sectors.
Ethiopian intends to use the Boeing B787 Dreamliner on this route, which is one the world’s most environmentally friendly aircraft with its lower carbon and noise emissions. Ethiopian’s Boeing B787 Dreamliner is configured with 24 business class and 246 economy seats.
The schedule for this new flight will be as follows:
|ET508||Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday||Addis Ababa||0945||1200||Lomé, Togo|
|Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday||Lomé, Togo||1300||1915||New York-Newark|
|ET509||Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday||New York-Newark||2115||1130*||Lomé, Togo|
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday||Lomé, Togo||1230||2115||Addis Ababa|
* Flight arrives one day later
Passengers will be able to connect between New York-Newark and many cities throughout Africa via either Lomé, where passengers will enjoy seamless connections to/from points in West Africa with ASKY, Ethiopian partner airline based in West Africa or else via ET’s main hub in Addis Ababa. Connections out of Lome will be available to/from Abidjan, Bamako, Bissau, Brazzaville, Conakry, Dakar, Douala, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, N’djamena, Niamey, Ouagadougou and Yaoundé.
At Addis Ababa, passengers will enjoy seamless connections to/from points in East and Southern Africa, including Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Khartoum, Entebbe, Kigali, and Johannesburg and Cape Town.
The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked: ‘We are thrilled to resume our service to New York, our fourth 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‘.
New York-Newark becomes Ethiopian’s 93rd international destination 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 and has this year has introduced new services to Tokyo, Manila, Dublin, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Durban, Gaborone, Yaoundé, and Goma.