Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) has confirmed plans to launch its first route to Latin America and will launch three times weekly B767-300ER service from Addis Ababa via Lomé to Rio de Janeiro Int'l and São Paulo Guarulhos from June 1. The flight will operate on a triangle routing operating Lomé-Rio de Janeiro-Sao Paulo-Lomé with Ethiopian being able to offer connections via Lomé to other West African countries thanks to its subsidiary ASKY Airlines (KP, Lomé) based there.