Foreign passenger numbers spike at Addis Ababa Airport

Foreign passenger numbers spike at Addis Ababa Airport

eTurboNews Syndication:

A record amount of international passengers are traveling through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the major gateway into Africa, come early july. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 was among the busiest days for the Airport with 310 flights and 29,528 travelers (21,028 departing and 8,500 arriving passengers, respectively) which marked an archive amount of daily passengers served at the terminal.

Commenting on the Airport’s preparedness for the peak season, Mr Getaneh Adera, Director of Bole International Acting and Airport CEO of Ethiopian Airports said, “With the partial opening of the brand new terminal that may a lot more than double the capability of the airport, we have been very excited to serve record amount of passengers in come early july.”

As the house base of Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest flag-carrier serving over 120 cities round the global world, Day addis Ababa has developed into bustling hub handling a huge selection of flights each. The Airport has seen a significant expansion recently that will boost its capacity to focus on 22 million passengers annually.


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Upon going operational fully, the expanded terminal shall feature state-of-the-art airport facilities, spacious and elegant check-in, departure and arrival halls, various duty-free shops, restaurants, and several other accommodations, taking the complete passengers’ experience to a complete new level.

It is usually to be recalled that this past year Addis Ababa surpassed Dubai because the top transit hub for longhaul passengers into Africa.

Author: George Taylor

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