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

    Ivory Coast‘s Minister of Transport Amadou Kone said the Government is in talks with Ethiopian AirlinesKenya Airways and South African Airways to launch direct AbidjanUS 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”.