Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) will relocate its New York services operated via Abidjan from New York Newark to New York JFK on June 17, 2019, ch-aviation schedule analysis has revealed.

The Ethiopian flag carrier currently operates from Addis Ababa via Abidjan to Newark 2x weekly. After the relocation, the service will continue to be operated via Abidjan but the frequency will increase to 3x weekly.

The carrier will continue to serve Newark 4x weekly via Lomé.

Ethiopian Airlines' US network also encompasses services via Dublin Int'l to Chicago O'Hare (3x weekly) and Washington Dulles (daily). The airline plans to launch 3x weekly flights to Houston Intc'l via Lomé on June 23 and to Washington Dulles via Lomé on June 20.

The carrier is unable to serve the US directly due to the high altitude and hot weather at Addis Ababa limiting the aircraft take-off performance. All Ethiopian Airlines' flights to the US are operated with B787-8s except for the Addis Ababa-Dublin-Washington service operated with B777-300(ER)s.