The Big Apple joins Ethiopian Airlines Expanding Global Network

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that preparations are being finalized to launch flights to New York’s JFK airport by the end of June 2016.

Flights from Addis Ababa to JFK will depart Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings, and will return from JFK to Addis Ababa the same evening. Flights will make an intermediate stop in Lomé, home base for Ethiopian Airline’s partner ASKY Airlines, in both directions.

The NYC flights will bring the total to 16 flights a week connecting Africa to North American via their Addis Ababa hub with the other flights including:

•           Daily flights from Washington DC direct to Addis Ababa, and via Dublin on the return

•           3X weekly flights from Toronto direct to Addis Ababa, and via Dublin on the return

•           3X weekly flights from Los Angeles to Addis, via Dublin on both the outbound and inbound

This new service will present passengers from New York faster flight options to a variety of international cities both across Africa and the Middle East. 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, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Kigali, Khartoum, Jeddah, and Riyadh.  There will also be connectivity between New York and many cities in West Africa with Ethiopian’s partner ASKY Airlines, via Lomé, including Lagos, Abidjan, Dakar, Libreville, Douala, N’djamena, Kinshasa, Bamako, Conakry, Ouagadougou, and Niamey.

Ethiopian will be deploying the most modern aircraft in the world on this flight, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which not only offers unparalleled on-board comfort to passengers, but is also the world’s most environmentally friendly aircraft with its lower fuel usage and noise emissions. Ethiopian’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner 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.