Ethiopian Airlines Opens a Five-Star In-Terminal Hotel Inside Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
Addis Ababa, 13 September 2022
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest aviation group in Africa, has completed the first phase of its In-Terminal Hotel construction. In a continuous effort to ensure the convenience and comfort of passengers, crews and airlines using Addis Ababa as a hub, the In-Terminal Hotel construction began in December 2020. The Hotel is physically connected to Addis Ababa Bole International Departure Terminal 02 with a short walking distance from departure gate and will be managed by Ethiopian Skylight Hotel as Ethiopian Skylight In-Terminal Hotel. The two-phased project reached the completion of the first phase, availing 41 rooms for guests.
The lavish Ethiopian Skylight In-Terminal Hotel accommodates 97 modern, spacious, and luxurious rooms, including a restaurant and other facilities. It incorporates various categories such as an executive suite, a premium room for the differently abled, 12 interconnected rooms, 30 twin rooms, and 53 double rooms. The new Ethiopian Skylight In-Terminal Hotel will cater to passengers and crews who do not wish to leave the airport for any reason, enabling the airport to provide the most convenient travel experience possible and making it preferable for seamless connections.
Following the completion of the first phase, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “The extensive Ethiopian network brings millions of passengers through Addis Ababa each year. As a customer-focused airline, we want our passengers to enjoy every minute they spend with us, even their transit hours at the airport. The construction of an In-Terminal Hotel takes transit at Addis Ababa to the next level. It addresses the industry’s demand and leads us to plan and create efficient and seamless connectivity to enhance the comfort of passengers. We want passengers to depart from their origin city without a single worry about their transit time at Addis Ababa Airport should they choose to stay there as we are waiting for them with a comfortable space where they can freshen up before boarding their next flight.”
Starting from now, customers can book the hotel for stays by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, via online platforms such as Expedia, Booking.com, and Trip.com or at Ethiopian Airlines local offices and at Addis Ababa Interline Desk. The second phase of the construction, which will avail the remaining 56 rooms, the restaurant and other facilities, will be completed in October of this year.
Owned by Ethiopian Airlines Group, Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, is one of the most luxurious and largest hotels in Ethiopia. The hotel is located at the heart of Africa’s diplomatic hub Addis Ababa, just five minutes’ walk away from Bole International Airport. With outstanding, international-standard facility and services, the luxurious hotel is suitable for leisure and business needs.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy-five plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the Pan African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 130 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-8, Freighter, Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with Seven business units: Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian ADD Hub Ground Services, Ethiopian Airports Services and Ethiopian Express Services (Domestic). Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the seven years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional information, please visit www.ethiopianairlines.com