Ethiopian Airlines Launches New Service Between Lomé and Washington D.C., Addis Ababa to Chennai
Ethiopian Airlines has launched new thrice-weekly service between Lomé, Togo and Washington, D.C., complementing seven weekly flight to the U.S. capitol operated via Dublin. The carrier will also start new service between Addis Ababa and Chennai on July 2nd.
On Wednesday (June 1, 2022), Ethiopian Airlines announced the launch of three weekly flights from Addis Ababa via Lomé, Togo to Washington D.C. The new service complements the carrier’s existing seven weekly flights to Washington D.C. via Dublin, bringing their total weekly flights to the U.S. capitol to 10. The new route from Lomé will be operated with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. In addition to Washington D.C., Ethiopian Airlines currently operates service to Chicago, New York (JFK) and Newark Liberty International (EWR) airports.
In Wednesday’s announcment, Ethiopian Airlines Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mesfin Tasew, said,
“We are very pleased to launch a new passenger service connecting Lomé with Washington DC. The U.S. is one of our most important markets due to the presence of a large African community and the growing business and tourism ties with Africa. The new flight further enhances the air connectivity between Africa and the U.S. and helps in fostering the economic, trade, tourism and diplomatic ties between the two regions. Going forward, we will continue to tap into opportunities for growing our services to more destinations in the U.S.”
In an earlier press release on Monday (May 30, 2022), Ethiopian Airlines announced the launch of new service between Addis Ababa and Chennai in India with three weekly flights from July 2, 2022. Chennai will become the carrier’s fourth destination in India, joining New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. The new route to Chennai will be operated with a Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft.
Commenting on the new service between Addis Ababa and Chennai, Ethiopian Airlines Group’s CEO, Mr. Mesfin Tasew, said,
“I am excited that we are getting closer to our customers with our signature service and global connectivity options. We have been connecting Asia and Africa for 55 years now facilitating trade between the two continents. The addition of Chennai as a fourth passenger destination in India is a testimony of our resilience and unwavering commitment to serve our customers in India and the continent at large. We will continue to serve India with enhanced frequency and more destinations in the future.”
With over 75 years of operations, Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing airline in Africa. The carrier commands the largest share of Pan-African passenger and cargo service and operates one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the world. Ethiopian serves over 130 destinations across five continents with a fleet of ultra-modern fuel efficient aircraft including Airbus A350s, Boeing 787-8/9 Dreamliners, Boeing 777-300ERs, Boeing 777-200LRs, Boeing 777-200 Freighters and De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s. The airline’s fleet has an average age of seven years and Ethiopian was the first African carrier to operate all of the previously mentioned aircraft types.
Source: Ethiopian Airlines