#EthiopianAirlines signs deal with Air Cote d’Ivoire for flights to the US


(Posted 09th May 2018)

Ethiopian Airlines and Air Côte d’Ivoire, have entered into a codeshare agreement effective May, 2018.

Under the new codeshare partnership, passengers originating from West African countries, especially from Lagos, Bamako, Cotonou, Accra and Lomé will board Air Côte d’Ivoire flights and enjoy fast and seamless connection to Newark on-board Ethiopian direct service to Newark via Abidjan.

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, said: “We are very happy to partner with Air Côte d’Ivoire with a view to connect passengers from West Africa to our new flights to Newark via Abidjan. I wish to thank the Côte d’Ivoire Government and the Minister of Transport in particular as well as Air Côte d’Ivoire for making this partnership possible. Ethiopian new Abidjan flights to Newark will be operated in complementarity to our existing Newark service via Lomé, which is being availed together with our strategic partner, ASKY Airlines. Such partnerships among sisterly African airlines are crucial for African countries to fill the connectivity vacuum in the continent and for African carriers to regain their market share in their home market.”

Air Cote d’Ivoire is taking advantage of Abidjan International Airport having been certified to have flights leave from there for the United States of America. The airline can now sell tickets to the US, flying passengers into Abidjan from where they will then board an Ethiopian Airlines service to their final destination in Newark, one of several airports in New York.
Ethiopian currently flies to 58 cities in Africa and more than 112 destinations globally.

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