Ethiopian Airlines first announced in January 2016 that it would begin the service, indicating that preparations towards the flights would be completed by end of June.
The Airlines said in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com that the thrice weekly flights to New York-Newark will originate from Addis Ababa via Lomé, Togo.
According to the airline, it will deploy the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route.
Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, was quoted as saying, “We are thrilled to resume our service to New York, our fifth gateway in the Americas.”
New York-Newark is the airline’s 93rd international gateway and 4th gateway in North America, it said.
Ethiopian Airlines says it currently connects 51 cities in Africa with the major trading centers of the world in five continents and over 41 cities around the world.
According to the Airline, every single day, it operates some 240 flights with an efficiently designed network of connectivity through its main hub in Addis Ababa with over 76 aircraft in service, adding that with its Star Alliance partners, it covers the entire world.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi