Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African airline, has announced that it will add a fourth weekly flight to New York-Newark as of August 5, 2016.
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Commenting on the development, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “We are very pleased to augment a fourth flight frequency to New York-Newark in a short span of time since we launched the route. In a continuous effort to offer our customers the best connectivity options currently we fly to 93 international destinations in five continents; connecting Africa to the world’s most economically powerful cities like New York-Newark. Surely, availability of frequent scheduled services, will play a pivotal role in the expansion of trade, tourism and investment ties between the fast growing continent of Africa and the United States.”
New York-Newark is Ethiopian’s 4th gateway in the America’s; currently operating daily nonstop flights from Washington DC to Addis Ababa, three weekly nonstop flights from Toronto to Addis Ababa as well as three weekly flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa via Dublin.
Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing airline in Africa. In its close to seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian comoeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter and dual-class Bombmands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network, operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 90 international destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian’s fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Bardier Q400 turboprop. The average age of the aircraft in the fleet is five years. Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25 per cent in the past seven years.
By: Sade Williams