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Chicago joins Ethiopian’s global network


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Ethiopian Airlines has officially launched services to Chicago on 10 June, 2018.

The inaugural flight to Chicago was announced at a colorful ceremony held at the VIP Salon of Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in the presence of Ambassador of the United States to Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Michael Raynor, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ethiopian Executive Management members and invited guests.

Chicago marks the airline’s 4th destination in the US and its 7th in the Americas.

Commenting on the launch, Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam said: “We will be filling a critical air connectivity vacuum as our flights will be the only direct service between Chicago and Africa.”

Chicago is also the main hub of Ethiopian Airlines’ Star Alliance partner, United Airlines and the flight will be operated together with United to avail the best product for travellers from all over the US connecting to 58 destinations in Africa.

The flight will further boost the growing economic and people-to-people relations between the US and Africa in general and Ethiopia in particular by enabling greater flow of trade, investment and tourism “, said GebreMariam.

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
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