One of the fastest-growing African airliners, Ethiopian Airlines has started another three times weekly flight to the United States of America. This latest flight to John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, the sixth busiest airport in the US is via Abidjan.
Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tweolde Gebre Mariam in a statement issued over the weekend stated that, “It gives me a great pleasure to launch flights to John F Kennedy Airport, our second station in New York in addition to Newark, connecting North America’s gateway with our extended network of more than 120 destinations globally.”
He noted that one of their most important markets is the US because of the large African diaspora and the growing multi-faceted relations between Africa and the USA.
“Hence, the new service is a significant addition to our expanding network in the USA and offers better connectivity for African and US passengers,” he added.
Mr. Tewolde stated in the statement that, the service is to bridge trade, tourism, investment and people-to-people relations between Africa and the United States.
“With new JFK flight services, Ethiopian will be serving 24 weekly flights between African and North America,” he said.
With this additional trice weekly service to JFK Aiport, to the already operating 4 weekly service to Newark which is via Lome, Ethiopian Airlines will now operate daily to New York.