This week has seen Ethiopian Airlines amend its flight schedule for the upcoming launch of its Addis Ababa-Atlanta service.
On May 16, this service will commence on a four times per week service.
Without further ado, let’s get into the schedule changes…
The Schedule Changes for the Atlanta Route…
Pictured above were the original time schedules for Ethiopian Airlines’ new service between Addis Ababa and Atlanta via Dublin.
Below is the new schedule, with an alteration mainly observed on the ET519 rotation:
What we can see is that the departure time has been pushed to 15 minutes later, so it is a slight alteration in nature.
The New Ethiopian Airlines Route Will Be Important…
It remains clear that this new route from Ethiopian Airlines to Atlanta will be important for air travel to Africa, as the CEO Mesfin Tasew explained at the route announcement in January:
“We are truly delighted to open our sixth gateway in North America with the new flight to Atlanta.”
“We have been connecting the U.S. and Africa for 25 years now, and the new service will help boost the investment, tourism, diplomatic, and socioeconomic bonds between the two regions.”
“As a pan-African carrier, we are committed to further expand our global network and connect Africa with the rest of the world.”
“We are also keen to better serve the U.S. by increasing our destinations and flight frequencies.”
It remains clear that Ethiopian Airlines have made the necessary changes needed to ensure that operations start off smoothly on May 16.
All eyes will be on the carrier to see how this new route performs and whether we could see frequency upgrades if the service is successful.
But for now, the ball is now in Ethiopian Airlines’ court to get this new service launched and to see how it performs over the Summer season.