Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has finalized preparations to launch three times weekly flight to John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York via Abidjan, as of June 17, 2019. With the addition of the new three times weekly service to JFK Airport to the already operating 4 times weekly service to Newark via Lome, Ethiopian will operate to New York daily. JFK is the sixth busiest airport in the United States and an international gateway into North America. Regarding the upcoming services, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked: “It gives me great pleasure to launch flights to John F. Kennedy Airport, our second station in New York in addition to Newark, connecting North America’s gateway with our extended network of more than 120 destinations globally. The U.S. is one of our most important markets owing to the presence of a large African diaspora and the promising multi-faceted relations between Africa and the USA.
Hence, the new service is a significant addition to our expanding network in the USA and offers better connectivity for African and US passengers. Moreover, the service catalyzes trade, tourism, investment and people- to- people relations between Africa and the United States. With new JFK flight services, Ethiopian will be serving 24 weekly flights between African and North America.”