Ethiopian Airlines is dropping Dublin to Los Angeles.
Ethiopian Airlines, however improbable it may sound, is a member of the Star Alliance network. Based in Addis Ababa, it serves over 80 destinations – more African destinations than any other carrier – and is profitable. Just as impressively, it was Boeing’s first customer for the 787-8 Dreamliner and was also be one of the first airlines to receive the Airbus A350.
In June 2015, it launched Los Angeles using a Boeing 787-8. Because of the distance involved, the aircraft made a stopover in Dublin. This made for a very interesting Star Alliance redemption between Dublin and Los Angeles.
Unfortunately the route does not appear to have worked out. Services are due to end on 14th December. Irish residents can still fly to Los Angeles directly courtesy of the new Aer Lingus service.