Ethiopian Airlines has announced that flights from Los Angeles to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, via Lome, Togo, are set to commence on Dec. 17. The airline has been flying to Los Angeles since 2015, but previously had made a stop in Dublin.

The new route will be the only and first of its kind to connect the West Coast of the U.S. with West Africa with a nonstop flight. Ethiopian's Lome hub will offer Los Angeles passengers convenient access to cities in Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, and points throughout Africa.

Dublin will remain part of the airline's network with a new route planned from Dublin to Addis Ababa via Madrid starting Dec. 16.

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