Rabat - Passengers from West African countries will enjoy some fast and seamless connection.
Rabat – Passengers from West African countries will enjoy some fast and seamless connection.
Ethiopian Airlines and Air Côte d’Ivoire have entered into a codeshare agreement effective May 8, 2018 on routes between West Africa and the United States.
The new partnership allows passengers originating in West African countries, especially from Lagos, Bamako, Cotonou, Accra and Lomé, to board Air Côte d’Ivoire flights to Newark, New Jersey with Ethiopian’s direct service flight via Abidjan.
“Ethiopian new Abidjan flights to Newark will be operated in complementarity to our existing Newark service via Lomé, which is being availed together with our strategic partner, ASKY Airlines,” Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said.
“Such partnerships among sisterly African airlines are crucial for African countries to fill the connectivity vacuum in the continent and for African carriers to regain their market share in their home market,” she added.
“[A] few months ago, Abidjan airport was certified to carry out direct links with the USA. It is now time to launch these direct flights and Air Côte d’Ivoire is very happy to carry out the operation in codeshare with Ethiopian Airlines,” René Decurey, CEO of Air Côte d’Ivoire, said.
The agreement will allow Air Côte d’Ivoire to offer passengers who usually travel to the US via Europe flights through Abidjan with a single Air Côte d’Ivoire ticket. Ethiopian Airlines currently flies to 58 cities in Africa and to over 112 destinations globally.
Ethiopian Airlines has been recognized by TripAdvisor, one of the largest and most reputable global travel sites, as having “the Best Business Class in Africa and Indian Ocean.”
Ethiopian Airlines is a multi-award winning airline. On November 8, 2017, SKYTRAX, the most prestigious international air transport standards and quality rating organization, certified Ethiopian as Four Star Airline.