Ethiopian Airlines announced that it will commence services to Amman, Jordan as of July 16, 2019.
Located between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley, Jordan’s capital Amman, is a city of contrasts and a fascinating destination for holidaymakers.
Commenting on the new services, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked: “We are very glad to announce that we have finalized preparations to start flights to Amman in Mid-July.”
“As one of the ancient civilizations offering an enchanting mix of modernity and tradition, Jordan is an awe-inspiring destination for tourists. The inclusion of Amman in our route map will increase the cities we serve in the Middle East to over 10. With the upcoming services, business and leisure travelers will enjoy convenient connectivity between Amman and the vast network of African cities Ethiopian Airlines serves through its Addis Ababa hub, which has emerged as the major gateway into Africa,” he said.
The thrice-weekly direct flights to Amman will be as per the below schedule:
Over the years, Ethiopian Airlines has been opening new routes steadily as laid out in its strategic roadmap, Vision 2025.
New route to JFK
In addition to Amman, Ethiopian will also launch services to Houston, Marseille and New York (John F. Kennedy Airport) going forward. The flight to John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York via Abidjan, will commence from June 17, and will also be thrice a week.
JFK is the sixth busiest airport in the United States and an international gateway into North America.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said: “It gives me great pleasure to launch flights to John F Kennedy Airport, our second station in New York in addition to Newark, connecting North America’s gateway with our extended network of more than 120 destinations globally. The US is one of our most important markets owing to the presence of a large African diaspora and the promising multi-faceted relations between Africa and the USA.”
“Hence, the new service is a significant addition to our expanding network in the USA and offers better connectivity for African and US passengers. Moreover, the service catalyses trade, tourism, investment and people- to- people relations between Africa and the United States. With new JFK flight services, Ethiopian will be serving 24 weekly flights between African and North America,” he added.
With the addition of the new thrice-weekly service to JFK Airport to the already operating four-weekly service to Newark via Lome, Ethiopian will operate to New York daily.