25 February, 2023

Direct flights between Abidjan and New York John F. Kennedy Airport to restart from 29 May 2023 with Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operating carrier in Africa, has confirmed it plans to restart direct flights between Abidjan and New York John F. Kennedy  Airport from 29 May 2023. 

Ethiopian first started serving New York from its main hub  Addis Ababa via Abidjan in June 2019. However, the route was suspended in March 2020  due to COVID-19. Later, the flight resumed serving New York via Lomรฉ starting in  October 2020. 

The four times weekly flights will be operated between Addis Ababa and New York via  Abidjan on Boeing 787 aircraft. 

Regarding the resumption of the flight, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said “We are excited to bring back our direct flight between Abidjan and New York. We have long been offering flights with the best connectivity between the US and Africa. The resumption of our Abidjan-New York flight brings back the flexibility that our passengers love. We have been increasing frequencies and adding new destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Asia in the past couple of months and we are delighted that the  Abidjan-New York route is coming again.” 

Ethiopian Airlines currently operates to more than 130 international passenger and cargo destinations from its main hub Addis Ababa including to Abidjan, where Ethiopian provided 42 years of uninterrupted service since November 1980. Ethiopian will also be commencing a new passenger service to Atlanta, USA starting on 16 May 2023. Atlanta will be Ethiopian Airlines’ 6th destination in the US following its passenger services to New York, Newark, Chicago, Washington DC and cargo service to Miami. 

New York - the city that never sleeps has so much to offer the visitor, with attractions like ntrepid Sea Air Space Museum where you can take an interactive journey through history and innovation as you explore the legendary aircraft carrier "Intrepid", the space shuttle Enterprise", and the world’s fastest jets.


Of course, no trip to New York would be complete without a trip to one of the most iconic skyscrapers of all time - The Empire State Building. Without a doubt,  this is one of the most wonderful experiences one can do in New York,  the building is steeped in history, an echo of times gone by and of course the view from up on high. From the 
86th floor Observation Deck you can enjoy a 360-degree unobstructed view of New York City.  You can even go even higher, up to the 102nd floor and down close to the ground,  on the second floor there is a museum.  Explore the site in the 1920s, Construction, Opening Day, Modern Marvel, Otis Elevators, World’s Most Famous Building, King Kong, and Celebrity exhibits oh and just be sure to see the building's iconic Art Deco Fifth Avenue lobby.

There is another way to get sky-high views of the city,  that is to take a special helicopter sightseeing flight. Up in the air you will see the beautiful Central Park, Hudson River, and New York Harbor, including the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum. Cruise past the Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, the World Financial Center, and the Chrysler Building from up high, as well as the iconic Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, South Street Seaport, and the Brooklyn Bridge, which dates all the way back to 1883. It might be a little pricey,  but how often are you in New York?  Unless you are a local, or this is your 7th trip, a helicopter flight over the city is really 'a must do' event. 





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