Ethiopian Airlines Commences Flight Operations To Chicago June 2
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest Aviation Holding Company in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is to commence direct flight from Addis Ababa to Chicago on June 2, 2018.
With this development, West bound, passengers from the entire continent of Africa will connect to Chicago and beyond through the airline’s Addis Ababa hub in the late evenings.
According to the airline, also, East bound travelers from the USA will also connect to all over Africa in the morning through Addis.
In both cases, the connectivity is designed in such a way that the airline is able to avail one of the shortest total travel times for its customers.
On the launch of the service, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam remarked, “Chicago will be our 4th destination in the U.S. and our 7th in the Americas. It is the third biggest city in the U.S. and one of the most important global aviation hubs. We will be filling a critical air connectivity vacuum as our flights will be the only direct service between Chicago and Africa. Chicago is the main hub of our Star Alliance partner, United Airlines and the flight will be operated together with United to avail the best product for travelers from all over the U.S. connecting to more than 55 destinations in Africa. The flight will further boost the growing economic and people-to-people relations between the U.S. and Africa in general and Ethiopia in particular by enabling greater flow of trade, investment and tourism.”
The route, the airline stated would be operated with a Boeing 787, one of the most technologically advanced aircraft in the carrier’s fleet family, featuring up-to-date amenities with redefined travel experiences. Ethiopian is the pioneer African flag carrier starting service to the Americas’ in the 1998.
Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing Airline in Africa.
In its 70 plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents.
Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years.
In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.