Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will launch a thrice-weekly service to Houston, Texas, from December 16.

The new Houston flights will be operated via the airline’s West African hub in Lomé, Togo.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, flight number ET518 will depart from Addis Ababa for Houston via Lomé. The flight will depart at 08h30, arriving in Lomé at 11h20. At 12h40, ET518 will depart from Lomé, arriving in Houston at 20h20.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, return flight ET519 will depart from Houston at 16h00 and arrive in Lomé at 11h40 the next day. At 12h40, the aircraft will depart from Lomé, arriving in Addis Ababa at 21h00.