Preparations are being finalized to launch Ethiopian Airlines’ service to New York’s JFK airport by the end of June.  Ethiopian suspended flights to Newark in 2004 to provide non-stop service from Washington to Addis Ababa, with connections to its network in East, Central and Southern Africa.  Ethiopian’s network will once again provide a vital link between New York and Africa with this new service.

Flights from Addis Ababa to JFK will depart on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings, and will return from JFK to Addis Ababa the same evening.  Flights will make an intermediate stop in Lomé, home base for Ethiopian Airline’s partner ASKY Airlines, in both directions. 

Ethiopian will be deploying the most modern aircraft in the world on this flight, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.   It not only offers unparalleled onboard comfort to passengers, but is also the world’s most environmentally friendly aircraft with its lower fuel usage and noise emissions. Ethiopian’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner is configured with 24 business class and 246 economy seats, all of which are equipped with on-demand video monitors featuring a variety of entertainment options.

Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are thrilled to resume our service to New York, our fourth destination in the Americas. New York is one of the world’s most economically powerful cities and including it in our ever expanding network will play a critical role in the expansion of trade, tourism  and investment between the fast-growing continent of Africa and the United States. I would like to thank all who strived hard to make the route possible.”