LOS ANGELES FLIGHTS TO ROUTE VIA LOME AS DUBLIN GETS LINKED WITH MADRID
(Posted 31st October 2018)
Ethiopian Airlines has just confirmed that, effective 17th of December, will their three weekly services from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles route via Lome / Togo.
The flights operate out of the Ethiopian capital every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and will have traffic rights on all sectors.
This voids the arrangement Ethiopian had with the Republic of Ireland when the flights to LAX were initially routed through Dublin (DUB) with traffic rights all the way before the Irish aviation authorities reportedly withdrew the fifth freedom rights in favour of other carriers now flying on the route.
Dublin will continue to be connected with Addis Ababa however via Madrid and flights operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday out of Addis and then return on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday out of Dublin via Madrid.
Said Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines: “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.”
Sources in West Africa applauded the move by Ethiopian and their partner airline ASKY is expected to be feeding additional traffic from their West African route network into Lome to connect passengers from their to the West Coast of the United States.
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.