Ethiopian Dreamliner Visits Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport welcomed Ethiopians Airline’s Dreamliner on Friday last. This is the first time a B787 scheduled passenger flight touched down at Dublin Airport.
The airline was making a short visit to Dublin in advance of the official launch of the new three times weekly Addis Ababa-Dublin-Los Angeles service on June 20th.
Ireland has granted Ethiopian Airlines what are termed fifth freedom rights, which enable the airline to sell tickets on all sectors of the new Addis Ababa to Los Angeles route.
Welcoming the arrival of Ethiopian’s Dreamliner to Dublin, DAA Chief Executive Kevin Toland said: “Ethiopian’s Dublin route will be the only direct service connecting Africa with Ireland and the west coast of the US. The new service will reconnect Dublin with Los Angeles and bring unrivalled connectivity in Africa, opening up opportunities from its Addis Ababa hub to almost 50 African destinations.
“We are looking forward to welcoming the inaugural direct flight from Addis Ababa on June 20,” he added. Ethiopian is one of five new airlines launching services from Dublin Airport this summer. Vueling, WOW Air, Transavia and Finnair will commence services to Barcelona, Reykjavik, Paris-Orly and Helsinki respectively at Dublin over the coming months.

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