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Ethiopian's EWR/IAD Route?  
User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2016 times:

The routing of Ethiopian Airlines' 3x weekly roundtrip flights between ADD and EWR/IAD shows a stop at FCO; from all timetable indicators, the flight does not carry pax between ADD and FCO nor does ET have traffic rights between FCO and EWR/IAD. Neither are there any "conditional stopover" notations at FCO for the flights.

Is FCO strictly a technical/refueling stop for ET on its Addis Ababa to New York and Washington D.C. flights? And if there are no passengers enplaned/deplaned at Rome, why an enroute technical stop there? -- it seems to be some distance off the great circle route between ADD and EWR.

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User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1392 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

good question. I hope someone answers it soon.

pz



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User currently offlineARN From Sweden, joined Feb 2001, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

My guess is that Rome is chosen as a technical stop because crews could easily be switched there. Flights to the US could correspond with flights solely to Rome. ET does still serve FCO with 767-equipment I hope?

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

FCO is one of ET's biggest destinations, so it's probably easier to switch crew there.

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