Ivory Coast in talks with three airlines on launching Abidjan-US service

9 October, 2017

Ivory Coast's Minister of Transport Amadou Kone said the Government is in talks with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and South African Airways to launch direct Abidjan-US service by late 2017 or Jan-2018 (Bloomberg, 09-Oct-2017). Discussions with Ethiopian Airlines are more advanced than those with the other carriers. Mr Kone said: "I'm pushing for it to happen, that we have a flight at the end of the year or in January 2018. That's my objective. I'm not saying it will be easy but I'm working on it".