ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopian Airlines Group said it has successfully completed a new passenger terminal at its hub Addis Ababa Bole International Airport with an emphasis on Bio Security and Bio-Safety measures.
The new terminal has check-in hall with sixty check-in counters, thirty self-check-in kiosks, ten self-bag drop/SBD/, sixteen immigration counters with more e-gate provisions, sixteen central security screening areas for departing passengers are the new faces of the airport.
In addition, it has three contact gates for wide-body aircraft along with ten remote contact gates with people mover – travellator, escalator, and panoramic lifts.
It will house thirty-two arrival immigration counters with eight e-gate provisions at the mezzanine floor level.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said he was “very pleased to witness the realization of a brand-new terminal at our Hub”.
“While Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has overtaken Dubai to become the largest gateway to Africa last year, the new terminal will play a key role in cementing that position,” he said.
The new terminal is the first terminal in the world to be completed after Covid-19.
“It was designed, not re-purposed, with Biosafety and Biosecurity in mind. I’m sure our esteemed customers will highly appreciate that,” Tewolde said.
Aviation infrastructure expansion is one of the core pillars of Ethiopian’s Vision 2025, says the airlines adding it “is continuously working on expanding airport facilities”.