Ethiopian launches new flight connecting Lomé with Washington DC

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 Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading carrier, commenced thrice-weekly passenger service to Washington DC via Lomé, Togo as of 01 June 2022.

The new flight increases the frequency of Ethiopian Airlines’ flights to Washington DC to 10 from the existing seven weekly flights it operates via Dublin. The new flight is operated with B787-800 as per the below schedule.

 

Flight number

Frequency

Departure airport

Arrival airport

Aircraft type

ET 0516

Mon, Wed, Sat

ADD

LFW

B787-800

ET 0516

Mon, Wed, Sat

LFW

IAD

B787-800

ET 0517

Mon, Wed, Sat

IAD

LFW

B787-800

ET 0517

Tue, Thu, Sun

LFW

ADD

B787-800

 

Commenting on the launch of the new flight, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew remarked, “We are very pleased to launch a new passenger service connecting Lomé with Washington DC. The U.S. is one of our most important markets due to the presence of a large African community and the growing business and tourism ties with Africa.”

“The new flight further enhances the air connectivity between Africa and the U.S. and helps in fostering the economic, trade, tourism and diplomatic ties between the two regions. Going forward, we will continue to tap into opportunities for growing our services to more destinations in the U.S.,” he added.

Currently, Ethiopian is operating flights to Chicago and two airports in New York in addition to its services to Washington DC.

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