Addis Ababa June 11/2018 Ethiopian Airlines has started flying to Chicago as of June 10, 2018.
Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam said “We will be filling a critical air connectivity vacuum as our flights will be the only direct service between Chicago and Africa.”
Chicago is the main hub of Ethiopian partners Star Alliance and United Airlines, he said, and added that the flight will be operated together with United to avail the best product for travelers from all over the U.S. connecting to 58 destinations in Africa.
Thus, the flight by enabling greater flow of trade, investment and tourism will further boost the growing economic and people-to-people relations between Ethiopia and U.S. as well as Africa.
Speaking at the inaugural event U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Michael Raynor said “day by day we are witnessing new successes at Ethiopian Airlines. Two days back, we celebrated the 100th aircraft milestone of Ethiopian Airlines and today we are inaugurating flights to Chicago.”
Chicago is Ethiopian fourth destination in the U.S. and seventh in the Americas.