Ethiopian Inaugurates Transformed Addis Ababa Domestic Terminal, Doubling Its Capacity

Addis Ababa, May 18, 2024 

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's leading airline, proudly announces the inauguration of its transformed Addis Ababa Bole International Airport's Domestic Terminal. The 50 million USD expansion and renovation project has significantly upgraded the terminal, expanding its total built-up area by more than twofold to 25,750 m2 and increasing its handling capacity to twofold.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew has expressed his delight, emphasizing the commitment of Ethiopian Airlines Group in elevating the standard of airport services and experience. Mr. Mesfin 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.

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The newly inaugurated domestic terminal is the main connecting hub for Ethiopian domestic operations serving over 200 flights to and from the 22 domestic destinations on daily basis. The expanded terminal features modern airport systems and facilities including four contact gates, 10 remote departure gates, 22 check in counters with automated hold baggage screening system, self-check in kiosks, modern security screening system, Premier passengers’ lounge and a multitude of various airport facilities and amenities. These enhancements will streamline passenger flow, improve comfort levels, and enhance the overall travel experience.

Ethiopian Airlines is taking revolutionizing measures to modernize aviation facilities and enhance air transport services in Ethiopia. The airline has recently initiated thrice-weekly passenger flights to Dembi Dollo, along with the inauguration of Gode and Jinka airports’ terminals. Plans are underway to open several additional airports in the coming months, including thrice-weekly services to Nekemte and a daily flight reinstatement to Axum.

The inauguration of Domestic Terminal is the latest in a series of strategic investments by Ethiopian Airlines to enhance its infrastructure and services in the country. The airline remains committed to providing its customers with the highest levels of comfort, convenience, and safety while connecting people and businesses across Africa and the world. This strategic move plays a crucial role in fostering economic, social, and tourism integration, contributing to the overall development of Ethiopia.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is one of the fastest-growing airlines brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand. In its seventy-eight years of successful operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet category consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin.

Ethiopian is also pursuing multi-hub strategy through hubs in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways. Having achieved its strategic plan (Vision 2025) ahead of time, Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan Vision 2035 that will see it become one of the top 20 most competitive and leading aviation groups in the world. Ethiopian has been champion in various coveted awards including Skytrax’s ‘Best Airline in Africa Award’ for six consecutive years among others. The airline has been a Star Alliance member since 2011 and has been registering more than threefold growth in the past 10 years. 

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