(Posted 24th February 2023)
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest carrier in Africa, earlier today announced
the resumption of its direct flights between Abidjan and New York John F. Kennedy
Airport as of 29th of May 2023. Ethiopian first started serving New York from its main hub
Addis Ababa via Abidjan in June 2019. However, the route was suspended in March 2020
due to COVID-19. Later, the flight resumed serving New York via Lomé starting in
The four times weekly flight will be operated between Addis Ababa and New York via
Abidjan as per the below schedule.
Regarding the resumption of the flight, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew
said “We are excited to bring back our direct flight between Abidjan and New York. We
have long been offering flights with the best connectivity between the US and Africa. The resumption of our Abidjan-New York flight brings back the flexibility that our passengers love. We have been increasing frequencies and adding new destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Asia in the past couple of months and we are delighted that the Abidjan-New York route is coming again.”
Ethiopian Airlines currently operates flights to more than 130 international passenger and cargo
destinations from its main hub Addis Ababa including to Abidjan, where Ethiopian
provided 42 years of uninterrupted service since November 1980.
Ethiopian will also be commencing a new passenger service to Atlanta, USA starting from 16th of May 2023. Atlanta will be Ethiopian Airlines’ 6th destination in the US following its passenger services to
New York JFK, Newark, Chicago, Washington DC and a dedicated cargo service to Miami.