On October 13th, I was tracking ET503 because I had family traveling to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that day. What I discovered on the previous flight on October 9th, is that they flew to Paris instead. I thought this was because of a medical issue. But when I was tracking it yesterday, it said it was heading for Paris instead of directly going to Addis. We all know that the Boeing 777-200LR is capable of flying long distances. As well as the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and future Airbus A350.
I also looked on FlightRadar24.com, and Flightstats.com to confirm they flew to Paris. FlightRadar24 says it was scheduled to fly to Addis directly, but on the flight tracker, it was flying into Paris. On FlightStats, the status said it was redirected, but didn’t say it was redirected to a specific airport.
I look on ET’s flight status page on their website and it said the Boeing 777-200LR was scheduled to fly to Paris.
I try booking through the website, and it says they fly directly to Addis from Toronto, and through Rome from Addis to Toronto on the return flight.
Is ET starting to fly YYZ-ADD via Paris now? Is this for fuel stop? If it is for fuel stop, I think it should be through Rome because they have good connection there when ET flies ADD-IAD, or ADD-YYZ via FCO for fuel.