The New Spirit of Africa | Ethiopian Airlines To Fly Direct to Toronto, Canada Effective 16th July 2012 – Partners with Virgin America

Posted July 5, 2012 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Business ~ 30,657 views


1. New Flights to Cotonou
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing African airline, is proud to announce that effective 15 June 2012; it has launched non-stop flights to its new destination Cotonou, the economic capital of the Republic of Benin in West Africa. The start of this thrice weekly flight will ensure seamless connections for tourists, traders and businessmen to and from Benin using Ethiopian’s extensive network worldwide.  Ethiopian Airlines currently operates a total of 40 weekly flights to nine West African countries with daily East-West connections within the continent. Ethiopian Airlines currently flies to 66 international destinations with 42 being in Africa.

2. Toronto here we come….
Ethiopian Airlines will start service to Toronto, Canada effective 16th July 2012. The twice weekly non-stop flight from Toronto will be operated with the airline’s brand new B777-200LR aircraft. With this new service, passengers will have convenient direct flights to Africa via Ethiopian’s hub at Addis Ababa. Passengers travelling to Africa from Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and San Francisco will find convenient connections via Toronto using the airline’s partner Air Canada. The airline is a member of the STAR alliance and passengers who are members of Air Canada’s Aeroplan program will be able to earn miles on the Canada-Africa route and any other flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines.

3. Resumption of flight to Somaliland
Ethiopian will resume flights to Hargeisa, Somaliland this summer. It will be recalled that Ethiopian had stopped flights to Somaliland a couple of years ago due to the then prevailing situation in Somaliland. Now that situations have normalized, Ethiopian will operate daily flights to Berbera, Somaliland, an alternate destination until the works on the tarmac of Hargeisa Airport is completed. Once it is completed flights will be operated to and from Hargesisa.

4. Coming Soon…
Ethiopian Airlines will be the proud recipient of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in Africa which is expected to be delivered in August 2012. This delivery will be another historic moment for Ethiopian as it will once again put the airline in the forefront of African Aviation. The 787 Dreamliner will offer an enhanced passenger experience. Bigger windows and better views; bigger overhead bins, higher humidity levels for more in-flight comfort; a quieter, smoother flight and advanced lighting and people-friendly interior architecture designed to soothe- all to help our passengers arrive to their destinations much less fatigued.

5. Partnerships
Virgin America and Ethiopian Airlines have partnered with an interline agreement to connect the carriers’ networks at San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington Dulles International Airport. Through this new partnership, customers will be able to transfer between these US cities between Virgin America and Ethiopian Airlines, and will be able to check baggage at their point of departure and not have to pick it up until they reach Addis Ababa or vice versa. Virgin America offers connections to and from Seattle, Las Vegas, Portland, San Diego, Los Angeles & San Francisco.

To learn more about the great deals from Ethiopian Airlines visit their official website:

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