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Ethiopian Airlines Flight Takes Off from Dublin to Los Angeles

Ethiopian Airlines Flight Takes Off from Dublin to Los Angeles

History was made when Ethiopian Airlines operated the first flight from Addis Ababa to Dublin and on to Los Angeles. The event was marked by a gala dinner that evening hosted by the airline.

Michael Yonnanes,-Ethiopain  Airlines with  his wife at the dinner.

Michael Yohannes, Ethiopian Airlines, with his wife, Hiwot Melaku, at the dinner

Speaking at the dinner, Michael Yohannes, Senior Sales Representative – UK & Ireland, paid tribute and thanks to the wonderful co-operation the airline had received from Dublin Airport and other governmental bodies in making the new flight a reality.

Kevin Toland-CEO-Dublin Airport with Michael Yohhanes-Ethiopian Airlines and vvvvxvxv,Dublin Airport.

Kevin Toland, Chief Executive, Dublin Airport, with Michael Yohannes, Ethiopian Airlines, and  Daragh Hanratty, Dublin Airport

The COO of Ethiopain Airlines speaking at the dinner.

Mesfin Tasew, Chief Operating Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, speaking at the dinner

Kevin Toland, Chief Executive, Dublin Airport, traced the beginning of the new route as he outlined how it all began more than two years ago at the CAPA meeting in Powerscourt, Co Wicklow, when he had first met the chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines and how the initial discussions had turned to reality as witnessed by the take-off of the new flight.

Siobhan O'Donnell,Dublin Airport and Tony Keeley were at the Ethiopian dinner.

Siobhan O’Donnell, Dublin Airport, and Tony Keeley were at the Ethiopian dinner

He went on to say that the historic and economic benefits to Ireland and Ethiopia were now beginning to emerge and that it was a unique event in aviation history as the flight joined the three continents of Africa, Europe and North America.

Michael Johhanes with Aidan O'Hara, Irish Ambassador to Ethopia,the lucky winner of two tickets,cxcxcxc, and bcbcbcb, the Ethopian Ambassador to Ireland.

Michael Johannes with Aidan O’Hara, Irish Ambassador to Ethiopia; Selan Abebe, the lucky winner of two tickets; and HE Leia Alem Gebreyjohhes Tedia, Ethiopian Ambassador to Ireland

There were 20 prizes for the guests at the event with the top prize of two tickets on Ethiopian Airlines being won by Selam Abebe.

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