25 January 2016

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines to launch flights to New York!

Ethiopia's flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has announced plans to launch flights to New York City (USA) by the end of June 2016. Flights between Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) in Addis Ababa and  New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) will depart Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings, and will return from New York to Addis Ababa the same evening.  Flights will make an intermediate stop in Lomé (Togo), home base for Ethiopian Airlines' partner ASKY Airlines, in both directions. Ethiopian Airlines will be deploying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which is configured with 24 business class and 246 economy seats, all of which are equipped with on-demand video monitors featuring a variety of entertainment options.
  • There will be connectivity beyond Addis Ababa to and from major economic and tourist destinations in East, Southern and Central Africa and the Middle East, including Nairobi (Kenya), Entebbe (Uganda), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Kigali (Rwanda), Khartoum (Sudan), Jeddah, and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).
  • There will be connectivity between New York and many cities in West Africa with Ethiopian Airlines' partner ASKY Airlines, via Lomé, including Lagos, Abidjan, Dakar, Libreville, Douala, N’djamena, Kinshasa, Bamako, Conakry, Ouagadougou, and Niamey.

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