Ethiopian Airlines To Serve Newark Airport Rather Than New York
Ethiopian Airlines will launch three-times-a-week service July 3 to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, U.S., from Addis Ababa via Lomé in Togo.
Star Alliance member carrier Ethiopian has served Newark in the past but suspended service in 2004 in order to serve Washington Dulles International Airport instead.
Ethiopian Airlines will operate Boeing 787-8s on its Addis Ababa-Lomé-Newark route. Each Ethiopian 787-8 is configured with 24 business class and 246 economy seats.
The service will allow passengers to connect between Newark and many cities throughout Africa, according to Ethiopian Airlines.
At Lomé, passengers will be able to connect to and from cities in West Africa with ASKY, Ethiopian’s partner airline, which is based at Lomé–Tokoin Airport.
Connections will be available to and from Abidjan, Bamako, Bissau, Brazzaville, Conakry, Dakar, Douala, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, N’djamena, Niamey, Ouagadougou and Yaoundé.
At Addis Ababa, passengers will be able to connect to and from cities in East and Southern Africa, including Nairobi, Dares Salaam, Khartoum, Kampala, Kigali, and Johannesburg.
“We are thrilled to resume our service to New York (metropolitan area),” said Tewolde GebreMariam, group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.
Newark will become Ethiopian’s 93rd international gateway and its fourth gateway in North America.
Ethiopian operates daily non-stop flights from Washington Dulles International Airport to Addis Ababa, as well as three-times-weekly non-stops from Toronto to Addis Ababa and three-times-weekly flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa via Dublin.
In the past year Ethiopian has launched service to Tokyo, Manila, Dublin, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Durban, Gaborone, Yaoundé and Goma.
According to Ethiopian, it has registered average annual growth of 25 percent throughout the past seven years.
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