Ethiopian Airlines is coming to Chicago in June

Named "Walia Ibex"

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) will launch a new route linking Addis Ababa with Chicago (O’Hare) starting on June 9, 2018. The new route will operate three days a week with Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.

On February 5, 2018, airline confirmed the new service with this announcement:

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest Aviation Holding Company in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it will commence nonstop flight from Addis Ababa to Chicago (O’Hare) effective as of June 9, 2018.

Fleet Effective Date Frequency Departing Airport Departing Time Arriving Airport Arriving Time Fleet
ET  0510 9-Jun-18 Tue, Thu, Sat Addis Ababa 22:15 Dublin 4:25 ET  788
ET 0510  10-Jun-18  Wed, Fri, Sun Dublin 5:25 Chicago 7:55 ET  788
ET  0511 10-Jun-18 Wed, Fri, Sun Chicago 9:55 Addis Ababa 7:40 ET  788

West Bound, Passengers from the entire continent of Africa will connect to Chicago and beyond through our Addis Ababa hub in the late evenings; likewise, East bound travelers from the USA will also connect to all over Africa in the morning through Addis. In both cases, the connectivity is designed in such a way that we are able to avail one of the shortest total travel times for our customers.

The route will be operated with a Boeing 787.

Copyright Photo: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-AOT (msn 34748) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940816.

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