Ethiopia's flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, will launch new services to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil as of 01 July 2013. Flights to Brazil will be operated through the airline's second hub in Lomé, Togo, three times a week. The addition of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro will bring the number of Ethiopian Airlines' international destinations across five continents to 74. The flights will be the only connection between West Africa and Brazil.
Ethiopian Airlines and its partner airline in West Africa, ASKY Airlines, will be coordinating their schedules to give short, seamless and convenient connections to West Africa passengers travelling to and from Brazil.
Passengers to and from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro will be able to get convenient connections to destinations in Ethiopian Airlines' route network such as Lomé (Togo), Kinshasa (DR Congo), Kigali (Rwanda), Maputo (Mozambique), Abidjan (Senegal), Nairobi (Kenya), Lagos (Nigeria) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).