Ethiopian to Resume its Direct Flights Between Abidjan & New York

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of its direct flights between Abidjan and New York, U.S. as of 29 May 2023.

Ethiopian first started serving New York from its main hub Addis Ababa via Abidjan in June 2019.

However, the route was suspended in March 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic-induced travel restrictions. Later, the flight resumed serving New York via Lomé starting in October 2020.

The scheduled flight between Addis Ababa and New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport via Abidjan will be four times weekly.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said “We are excited to bring back our direct flight between Abidjan and New York.”

“We have long been offering flights with the best connectivity between the US and Africa,” the CEO said.

“The resumption of our Abidjan-New York flight brings back the flexibility that our passengers love.”

The airline has been increasing flight frequencies and adding new destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Asia in the past couple of months.

“We are delighted that the Abidjan-New York route is coming again,” Group CEO Mesfin added.

Ethiopian currently operates to more than 130 international passenger and cargo destinations from Addis Ababa including to Abidjan, where Ethiopian carried out uninterrupted flight services for the past 42 years.

The national flag carrier will also be commencing a new passenger service to Atlanta, U.S., starting from 16 May 2023.

Atlanta will be Ethiopian Airlines’ 6th destination in the US following its passenger services to New York, Newark, Chicago, Washington DC and cargo service to Miami.

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