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Ethiopian Airlines Restructures US Network

Carrier increases flights from Washington DC and Chicago, and replaces Los Angeles with Houston

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, is restructuring its US network by opening a new destination, adding frequencies and shifting gateways as of this summer. The new network is aimed at giving passengers traveling between the US and Africa the best possible connectivity and shortest routes. Among the changes: flights from Washington DC will be increased from daily to 10 flights weekly; weekly flights from Chicago will rise from three to five; there will be a new gateway, Houston, which will replace Los Angeles and will be served three times weekly via West Africa. The new Houston flights will be the only connection between Houston and Africa and will facilitate the travel of the large African community in the Houston area, as well as oil and other companies doing business on the continent. Flights will be served by Boeing 787 aircraft.