Dreamline your way from Addis to LA





https://www.facebook.com/pages/Addis-Ababa-Dublin-Los-Angeles/Lights, camera, action – Irish people will soon be able to fly direct to LA thanks to a new arrival on the Irish aviation market, Ethiopian Airlines, writes Catherine Halloran.

The African carrier – which catered for over six million passengers last year – will launch its new Addis Ababa–Dublin–LA flight on June 20 next.

The flight will be the only direct flight connecting Ireland to sub-Saharan Africa and the only direct flight connecting Ireland to Los Angeles.

And not only will you be able to fly direct to LA or Addis Ababa from Dublin, you will also be able to do it in style in the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner aircraft.



This new Ethiopian Airlines route will see the first regular service by a Dreamliner in and out of Dublin Airport and for those who like flying, this aircraft is a game changer.

Fares are also very competitive. For €595 inclusive of all taxes, you can fly return from Dublin to LA or from Dublin to Addis, a fare the compares very favourably to other non-direct routes to LA.





The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam was in Dublin this week and he told The Star that while the Dublin to LA route will be a popular one, he is expecting that the Dublin to Addis one will be equally so.

He said once you fly to Addis, it is the gateway for 49 other destinations in Africa including South Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Essentially, Dublin is to become a sort of European hub for Ethiopian Airlines and that can only be good news for Irish travellers, who up to now had to endure non-direct flights to the City of Angels.

Ethiopian Airlines will be teaming up with Irish travel agents over the next few weeks to offer package deals to both LA and Addis and other African cities.

The airline plans to bring its Dreamliner to Dublin at the end of March to mark St Patrick’s Day in advance of the full schedule starting on June 20.

And if you travel to either LA or Addis with Ethiopian, know that there will be a tree planted in your honour!

The airline takes its green credentials very seriously and actually plants a tree for every passenger that travels with them!

For more details, visit www.ethiopianairlines.com

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