Ethiopian commences New York – Newark flights

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Updated: August 11, 2016 3:42 PM

Ethiopian Airlines has commenced thrice weekly flights to New York - Newark from Addis Ababa, via via Lomé, Togo

ETW StaffMumbai

Ethiopian Airlines has commenced thrice weekly flights to New York – Newark from Addis Ababa, via via Lomé, Togo. The airline has deployed Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route, 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 audio – visual inflight entertainment consoles.

This new service enables passengers’ to connect between New York-Newark and various African cities. At Lomé, passengers can enjoy 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 connections to/ from points in East and Southern Africa, including Nairobi, Dares Salaam, Khartoum, Kampala, Kigali, and Johannesburg.

Tewolde GebreMariam, group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines, 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 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 in North America. The airline 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.

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