The service was launched with a reception at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, May 12. Event photo shows Ethiopian crew with Nigusu Worku, (third from left), Ethiopian’s Regional Director,  USA and Ismael Sanogo, (second from right), from the Cote d’Ivoire Economic Promotion Office In New York.

Under the new codeshare partnership, passengers flying from Newark on-board Ethiopian’s direct service to Abidjan can enjoy fast and seamless connections on Air Côte d’Ivoire flights to a number of West African destinations, especially to Lagos, Bamako, Cotonou, Accra and Lomé.

The new Newark-Abidjan flights will complement Ethiopian’s existing Newark service to Addis Ababa via Lomé, which is operated with strategic partner, ASKY Airlines.