Ethiopian Airlines has changed a three-weekly long-haul route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit through Lome in Togo as of 17 December 2018.
The new route will be the only and first of its kind to connect West Africa with the West Coast of the USA with a direct flight.
The African carrier has also added a new three-weekly connection from Addis Ababa to Dublin via Madrid which will start on 15 December this year.
Ethiopian Airlines Group chief executive officer, Tewolde GebreMariam said: “We are delighted to launch yet another long-haul direct flight which takes passengers’ experience to a new level by availing connectivity between West Africa and the West Coast of the USA.
“Onboard our flights on the new route, passengers will as always enjoy our premium, award winning services on the most technologically advanced B-787 Dreamliner aircraft.
“In line with our growth roadmap, Vision 2025, we will keep expanding our vast international network, and create better air connectivity options within Africa as well as between Africa and the rest of the world.”
Ethiopian Airlines’ international destinations have now reached more than 116. Manchester, Moscow, Istanbul and Mogadishu are just some of the new destinations the airline is set to launch soon.