Ethiopian to start flights to Dublin and Los Angeles
First service linking the two cities with Africa
ETW Staff – Mumbai
Ethiopian Airlines has announced its decision to start flights to Dublin and Los Angeles from June 2015 onwards. Ethiopian flights to Dublin and Los Angeles will be operated three times a week with Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The flights will be the only direct service connecting Africa with Ireland and the West Coast of the United States. Travellers from Los Angeles and Ireland will be able to enjoy seamless and convenient connectivity options with the airline’s extensive network in Africa covering 49 destinations.
“Our new flights connecting Addis Ababa, Dublin and Los Angeles will play a critical role in the expansion of trade, tourism investment between the fast growing continent of Africa, and the United States and Ireland. As these flights will be the first and only direct air route linking Africa with Ireland and the West Coast of the United States, they will bring these two seemingly far away cities much closer to Africa and will facilitate mobility and connectivity for businesses and the large African diaspora community living in the West Coast of the United States. In line with our Vision 2025 strategic road map, we are expanding our network and deploying the most technologically advanced aircraft as part of our commitment to our customers to provide them with the best possible travel experience and connectivity options. Our flights to Dublin and Los Angeles will be operated with the B787 Dreamliner,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group.
With the addition of Dublin, the airline’s 11th European city and Los Angeles, its forth point in the Americas, Ethiopian’s international network will cover 85 destinations across five continents with over 200 daily departures. Ethiopian is a pan-African global carrier voted by passengers as the best in Africa for two years in a row by Passenger Choice Awards.