Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has changed the ultra-long haul route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit through Lome, Togo, effective 17 December 2018. The airline will start a new route from Addis Ababa to Dublin via Madrid as of 15 December 2018.
The new route will be the only and first of its kind to connect West Africa with the West Coast of the USA with a direct flight. The new route to LAX via LFW will be operated as per below schedule:
Flights will depart Addis Ababa on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 08h20, arriving in Lome at 11h10. From Lome, flights will depart at 12h25, arriving in Los Angeles at 19h35. The return service will depart Los Angeles on the same days at 21h35, arriving in Lome at 19h35. From Lome flights will depart at 20h50, arriving in Addis Ababa at 05h40 the following day.
The new route to Dublin via Madrid will be operated as follows:
Flights will depart Addis Ababa on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 23h50, arriving in Madrid at 05h20. From Madrid, flights will depart at 06h20, arriving in Dublin at 08h00. The return service will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Dublin at 16h45, arriving in Madrid at 20h30. From Madrid flights will depart at 21h30, arriving in Addis Ababa at 07h00.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said, “We are delighted to launch yet another long-haul direct flight which takes passengers’ experience to a new level by availing connectivity between West Africa and the West Coast of the USA. Onboard our flights on the new route, passengers will as always enjoy our premium, award winning services on the most technologically advanced B-787 Dreamliner aircraft. In line with our growth roadmap, Vision 2025, we will keep expanding our vast international network, and create better air connectivity options within Africa as well as between Africa and the rest of the world.”