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  • Ethiopian to begin flight to New York


    Addis Ababa, January 21, 2016 – Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and most profitable airline in Africa, said that preparations are being finalized to launch service to New York’s JFK airport by the end of June.

    Ethiopian suspended flights to Newark in 2004 to provide nonstop service from Washington to Addis Ababa, with connections to its network in East, Central and Southern Africa.

    Ethiopian’s network will once again provide a vital link between New York and Africa with this new service.

    Ethiopian will be deploying the most modern aircraft in the world on this flight, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which not only offers unparalleled onboard comfort to passengers, but is also the world’s most environmentally friendly aircraft with its lower fuel usage and noise emissions.

    Ethiopian’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner is configured with 24 business class and 246 economy seats, all of which are equipped with on-demand video monitors featuring a variety of entertainment options.

    Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam, remarked, “We are thrilled to resume our service to New York, our fourth destination in the Americas. New York is one of the world's most economically powerful cities and including it in our ever expanding network will play a critical role in the expansion of trade, tourism and investment between the fast growing continent of Africa and the United States. I would like to thank all who strived hard to make the route possible.”

    Ethiopian is a global, as well as a Pan-African, carrier serving more than 92 international destinations across 5 continents and operating the youngest fleet in Africa with less than the industry average age of 5 years.

    The airline is expanding to new destinations, and in the past year has introduced service to Tokyo, Manila, Dublin, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Durban, Gaborone, Yaoundé, and Goma.

    Source: Ethiopian Airlines

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  • Must-go destinations in 2016: from Ethiopia to Norway

    Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, sun-worshipper or stargazer, Sarah Marshall reveals this year’s must-go destinations.

    Ethiopia

    Cast aside Band Aid images of poverty and famine; this East African country is one of the fastest-growing economies on the continent. The landscapes are equally flourishing, ranging from mountain peaks and sweeping plateaus to dense forest. 

    In March, the new Limalimo Lodge will open in the UNESCO-classified Simien Mountains, enhancing Ethiopia’s luxury accommodation options. Activities at the conservation-focused 14-room property will include treks through Africa’s answer to the Grand Canyon and a chance to observe endemic Gelada monkeys. Combine with a stay at the equally-desirable Bale Mountain Lodge, set in another area of outstanding beauty. 

    The Ultimate Travel Company (theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk) offers a 12-day tailor-made Treasures of Ethiopia tour from £3,825pp, including all meals, activities and flights. 


    Great escape: big-game hunting in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

    Read more at Eveningstandard

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  • Ethiopian Airlines makes history with all-female flight crew


    Ethiopian Airlines dispatched its first-ever flight operated by a crew that is all female to Bangkok on Thursday.

    Women filled every role on the flight from the pilots and cabin crew to in flight ramp operations as well as flight dispatchers on ground, the company revealed in a press release.

    The airline says it wants to promote women’s empowerment and encourage more African women to pursue aviation careers.

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