Ethiopian Airlines is to commence three weekly flights to New York from Addis Ababa via Lomé, Togo starting July 3, 2016.
The flights are scheduled to take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays via the routes.
According to Ethiopian airlines, “it will be deploying its modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner which not only offers unparalleled onboard comfort to passengers, but is also the world’s most environmentally friendly aircraft with its lower carbon and noise emissions,”
The airline added, “the aircraft is configured with 24 business class and 246 economy seats, all of which are equipped with Ethiopian’s renowned audio-visual in flight entertainment consoles.”
Passengers will also be able to connect between New York and many cities throughout Africa.
At Lomé, passengers will enjoy seamless connections to/from points in West Africa with ASKY airlines, Ethiopian partner airline based in Lomé.
Connections will be available to/from Abidjan, Bamako, Bissau, Brazzaville, Conakry, Dakar, Douala, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, N’djamena, Niamey, Ouagadougou and Yaoundé.
Meanwhile passengers at Addis Ababa will enjoy seamless connections to/from points in East and
Southern Africa, including Nairobi, Dares Salaam, Khartoum, Kampala, Kigali, and Johannesburg.
The Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, 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 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.”
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana