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Ethiopian Airlines Inaugurates Upgraded Domestic Terminal at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated the transformed domestic terminal at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Saturday, May 18, 2024.  The $50 million expansion and renovation project has more than doubled the size of the terminal to 25,750 square meters.


Ethiopian Airlines and Airport Officials Celebrate the Inauguration of the Newly Renovated Domestic Terminal at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Saturday, May 18, 2024 - Courtesy Ethiopian Airlines

On Saturday (May 18, 2024), Ethiopian Airlines officially inaugurated the new upgraded domestic terminal at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.  The $50 million expansion and renovation project has more than doubled the size of the terminal to 25,750 square meters, doubling its passenger handling capacity.  The modernized domestic terminal will serve as the main connecting hub for Ethiopian Airlines’ domestic operations, which serves over 200 daily flights to/from 22 domestic destinations.  Features of the transformed terminal include four contact gates, 10 remote departure gates, 22 check-in counters with an automated hold baggage screening system, self-check-in kiosks, and a modern security screening system.  Additionally, guests will benefit from a Premier passengers’ lounge, as well as a large variety of airport facilities and amenities.


In Saturday’s announcement, Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO, Mr. Mesfin Tasew, said,


“The Domestic terminal expansion and renovation at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is a significant addition to our initiative of modernizing and renovating airports and aviation facilities in the country.  As the demand in domestic travel is growing, the completion of this project would allow us to offer a smooth travel experience to our esteemed passengers.”


Ethiopian Airlines and Airport Officials Celebrate the Inauguration of the Newly Renovated Domestic Terminal at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on Saturday, May 18, 2024 - Courtesy Ethiopian Airlines

Recently, Ethiopian Airlines launched three weekly flights to Dembi Dollo, and also inaugurated terminals at Gode and Jinka airports.  Over the coming months, Ethiopian plans on introducing three weekly flights to Nekemte, and will reinstate daily service to Axum.


Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing airline in Africa.  The carrier commands the largest share of Pan-African passenger and cargo service and operates one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the world.  In addition to their main hub in Addis Ababa, the carrier is also pursuing a multi-hub strategy through a hub in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines, and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways.  Ethiopian serves over 150 destinations across five continents with a fleet of ultra-modern fuel efficient aircraft including Airbus A350-900s, Boeing 787-8/9 Dreamliners, Boeing 777-300ERs, Boeing 777-200LRs, Boeing 777-200 Freighters and De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s.  The airline’s fleet has an average age of seven years and Ethiopian was the first African carrier to operate all of the previously mentioned aircraft types. 


 

Source: Ethiopian Airlines

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