Sky is the Limit for Ethiopian Airlines

by Kofi Ayim

Ethiopian Airlines, one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world, continues to expand in leaps and bounds.

As part of its expansion, it has announced a thrice-weekly service from New-York (JFK) to Addis Ababa (ADD) via Abidjan (ABJ).

The maiden service on this route begins on June 17, 2019. The new route complements the existing flights from Newark (EWR) to Lomé (LFW) that started some few years back.

Travelers from the New York Metropolitan Area to West Africa and beyond now have more options to choose from.

In an interview, Ms. Mailli Sandrine, a representative of Ethiopian Airlines, told Amandla that the airline’s goal is to be globally competitive, anchored by modern fleet aircrafts, efficient service, and the best customer service.

She said Ethiopian airlines has opened a $363 million terminal at its main hub in Addis Ababa Bole International with its own hotel, a 373- room Ethiopian Skylight Hotel.

The terminal boasts, among other things, self-service at check-in and luggage drop. Airline analysts and observers believe Ethiopian Airlines has chalked successes because it has been able to insulate itself and steer clear of politics.

Ethiopian Airlines flies to five continents and boasts of an internationally recognized aviation academy that graduates about two thousand pilots, flight attendants, maintenance workers, and other aviation specialists annually.

Founded in 1945, Ethiopian Airlines owns and operates about one hundred aircrafts and is a member of Star Alliance.

It currently operates flights to East and West Africa from Washington- Dulles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Chicago O’Hare, and from New York’s JFK and Houston, Texas. Ethiopian Airlines is the leading passenger and cargo carrier in Africa to over 120 destinations and has won numerous awards and accolades over the past decades.

Meanwhile, a cross-section of Nigerians and Ghanaians in the New York Metro Area are unhappy about the absence of non-stop Ethiopian Airlines’ flights to their home countries.

Posted by on May 15 2019. Filed under Community News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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