Ethiopian Airlines will resume direct flights between Abidjan and New York's John F. Kennedy Airport starting May 29, 2023.
The African airline first flew to New York in June 2019 from its main hub Addis Ababa via Abidjan. However, the route was suspended in March 2020 due to the pandemic. In October 2020, the flight to New York via Lomé was resumed, as the carrier announced in a broadcast. The flight operates four times a week between Addis Ababa and New York via Abidjan.
“We are pleased to resume our direct flight between Abidjan and New York. The resumption of our Abidjan-New York flight brings us back the flexibility that our passengers appreciate. In recent months, we have increased flight frequencies and added new destinations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and we are pleased to announce the resumption of the Abidjan-New York route,” said Mesfin Tasew, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group .
Additionally, starting May 16, 2023, Ethiopian will launch a new passenger service to Atlanta, USA. Atlanta will be Ethiopian Airlines' sixth destination in the United States, following passenger flights to New York, Newark, Chicago, Washington DC and cargo flights to Miami.