Ethiopian Airlines has finalised preparations to launch a three times a week route from Addis Ababa to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport via Abidjan, as of Monday (17 June).
With the addition of the new thrice weekly service to JFK Airport to the already operating four weekly service to Newark via Lome, Ethiopian will operate to New York daily.
JFK is the sixth busiest airport in the United States and an international gateway into North America.
Ethiopian Airlines group chief executive officer, Tewolde GebreMariam said: “The U.S. is one of our most important markets owing to the presence of a large African diaspora and the promising multi-faceted relations between Africa and the USA.
“Hence, the new service is a significant addition to our expanding network in the USA and offers better connectivity for African and US passengers.”
With new JFK flight services, Ethiopian will be serving 24 weekly flights between African and North America.
The Star Alliance affiliated airline also will soon add Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport service to its network, replacing its current Los Angeles route, according to reports.