Ethiopian Airlines to add Atlanta to its Flight Network

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operator in Africa, announces today that it has finalized all preparations to commence a new service between Addis Ababa and Atlanta, United States.

Ethiopian will operate a four times weekly flight to Atlanta (ATL) starting from May 16, 2023.

“We are truly delighted to open our sixth gateway in North America with the new flight to Atlanta,” said Mesfin Tasew, CEO of the Ethiopian Airlines Group.

The airlines have been connecting the U.S. and Africa for 25 years now.

“The new service will help boost the investment, tourism, diplomatic and socioeconomic bonds between the two regions,” Mesfin said.

The CEO also stated Ethiopian’s commitment to expanding its global network further and connecting Africa with the rest of the world.

“We are also keen to better serve the U.S. by increasing our destinations and flight frequencies,” he added.

Atlanta will be Ethiopian Airlines’ 5th passenger destination in the U.S. following Chicago, Newark, New York, and Washington.

“As we celebrate the new connection of the rich and dynamic cities of Atlanta and Addis Ababa, we look forward to a strong and successful partnership with our new partners in Ethiopia,” Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said.

The city’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world.

“Ethiopian Airlines expands that connectivity and access for our passengers and further solidifies our position as an industry leader,” General Manager of the airport Balram “B” Bheodari said

“We are thrilled to welcome Ethiopian Airlines to ATL,” Bheodari added.

Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing Airline in Africa, currently operating more than 130 international passenger and cargo destinations.

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