Ethiopian Airlines to add Houston to its global network


Ethiopian Airlines will soon link Houston to Addis Ababa as it keeps opening new routes further augmenting air connectivity between Africa and USA. In December, Ethiopian will spread its wings to Houston via its West African Hub in Lomé, Togo, thrice-weekly; the service will be the only direct and most efficient connection between Houston and West Africa.

The planned launch of the flight will be widely welcomed by the large African community in the Houston area as well as investors in the oil and gas industry and other companies doing business in the region.

“The U.S. is one of the most important markets owing to the presence of a large African community and growing investment, trade and tourism relations with Africa,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

“Our new route structure with additional frequencies to multiple gateways and the opening of the new route to Houston are aimed at responding to the market demand and availing the best possible connectivity between the USA and the 63 African destinations on our route map. Ethiopian is operating both direct flights to/from its main hub in Addis Ababa and through its West African multiple hubs providing its valued customers direct services between the USA and East/West Africa markets,” he added.

Ethiopian is already serving multiple gateways in the USA, namely Washington, New York, Newark and Chicago as well as Cargo route to Miami and Los Angeles. The upcoming flight to Houston will be one more addition to the airline’s destinations in the country offering convenient connectivity option to be operated with ultramodern aircraft.

“Onboard our flights, our customers will continue to enjoy our premium and award-winning service on the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, the Boeing 787,” GebreMariam added.

As Africa’s leading carrier keeps stretching its reach with an ever-widening network of 125 international destinations, travellers can rest assured that they will continue to enjoy the much-acclaimed customer services and create tomorrow’s travel experience together.