Ethiopian Airlines has officially revealed on the GDS that it will be increasing its flights to IAD-Washington DC. Currently, ET flies to IAD via FCO-Rome from its ADD hub four times per week using a Boeing 767-300ER. However, it shall be increasing the service to a daily operation via FCO using the same aircraft type effective June 1st.
ET should seriously lobby hard to get 5th freedom traffic rights from Ghana to USA as currently their FCO-IAD flights cannot carry 5th freedom pax/cargo traffic. Flying via ACC would be a high revenue earner for the carrier and a more sensible option.