Ethiopian Airlines has changed the ultra-long haul route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit through Lome, Togo as of 17 December 2018 and will start new route from Addis Ababa to Dublin via Madrid as of 15 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, according to Ethiopian Airlines press statement.
“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,” said Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.
“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.”
Africa’s leading carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has been expanding its international destinations which 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.