Houston Airports system has announced the offering of a new direct service to West Africa, the company said.
More than one hundred people gathered inside of the international arrival´s terminal at the Houston airport to celebrate the arrival of Ethiopian Airlines´ inaugural flight from Lomé, Togo to Houston. Ethiopian Airlines began offering direct, nonstop service between Houston and West Africa three times per week, officially re-connecting Houston to the six inhabited continents.
George Bush Intercontinental and Hobby Airports served more than 58 million passengers last year. Nearly 12 million of those passengers traveled to 68 international destinations offered from Houston´s Airports.
Houston is among Africa´s largest US trade partners and is home to numerous multinational corporations, including some of the world´s largest energy companies that support extensive global operations in West Africa.