New Service To Addis Ababa Begins in May 2023
Office of Communications and Public Affairs, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in partnership with Ethiopian Airlines today announced Ethiopian Airlines will expand their North American service with flights into ATL. On May 16, Ethiopian Airlines will begin service four times weekly from their base in Addis Ababa (ADD) to ATL using a 315-seat Boeing 787-9, with one stop in Dublin (DUB) for refueling.
“Ethiopian Airlines’ new service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is yet another win for our City as we continue to develop and expand our air service to Africa,” said Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens. “As we celebrate the new connection of the rich and dynamic cities of Atlanta and Addis Ababa, we look forward to a strong and successful partnership with our new partners in Ethiopia.”
“As the world’s busiest and most efficient airport, our mission is to deliver excellence while connecting our community to the world,” said ATL General Manager Balram “B” Bheodari. “This new partnership with Ethiopian Airlines expands that connectivity and access for our passengers and further solidifies our position as an industry leader. We are thrilled to welcome Ethiopian Airlines to ATL.”
“This announcement is truly significant with Ethiopian Airlines being the largest African carrier to fly out of ATL. We are the gateway to the world and this collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines further illustrates our global commitment to our passengers and stakeholders,” said ATL Deputy General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer Jai Ferrell. “We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning passengers to our world-class customer experience as they travel to and through ATL.”
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said his team is delighted to open their sixth gateway in North America. “We have been connecting the U.S. and Africa for 25 years now and the new service will help boost the investment, tourism, diplomatic and socioeconomic bonds between the two regions,” Tasew said. “As a pan-African carrier, we are committed to further expand our global network and connect Africa with the rest of the world. We are also keen to better serve the U.S. by increasing our destinations and flight frequencies.”
Ethiopian Airlines is the second African carrier to provide service to ATL, which will be their fifth destination in the U.S. and the sixth destination in North America. Airport leadership plans to host a celebration with Ethiopian Airlines, representation from the Mayor’s Office and international dignitaries when service officially launches on May 16.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
ATL is the first airport in history to serve more than 100 million passengers in one year and continues to top passenger totals worldwide. In response to the pandemic, Hartsfield-Jackson pivoted to focus on implementing heightened safety protocols while maintaining efficiency and financial stability. The Airport boasts a direct economic impact of $66 billion in the region. A frequent recipient of awards of excellence, ATL is recognized for its leadership in concessions, operations, sustainability, architectural engineering and construction. For more information, visit www.atl.com.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy-six plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivaled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 145 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 767-300, 777s, 787s Dreamliner, Airbus A350-900 and DHC DASH 8-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate most of these aircraft. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2035 that will see it become one of the top 20 most competitive and leading aviation group in the world by providing safe, secured, market driven and customer focused Passenger and Cargo Transport and Logistics Service, Aviation Training, Airport Management and Ground Services, MRO and Aerospace Manufacturing and Travel and Tourism Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning Airline which has been registering more than threefold growth in the past 10 years. For additional information, please visit www.ethiopianairlines.com