Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Ethiopian Continues to Lead Africa in Passenger, Freight Traffic

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines Group has become Africa’s top airline in passenger and freight traffic retaining its leadership position in the continent, according to the African Airlines Association’s (AFRAA) report.

The report says Ethiopian has been ranked first by passenger and cargo traffic in 2020.

The airlines carried 500 thousand tons of freight and 5.5 million passengers through its main hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said Ethiopian is “honoured to continue our leadership even during the Global Pandemic Crisis which has devastated the
aviation industry”.

“This is a manifestation of our resilience and agility. We are excited about the role we played in the fight against the pandemic by continuing our much-needed air connectivity within Africa and with the rest of the world without any flight suspension,” he said. “We are saving lives through air transport of medical supplies and vaccines.”

Ethiopian Airlines topped the list with the highest passenger traffic transported through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

A total of 5.5 million passengers have been transported through the airport. Of this traffic, Ethiopian transported 5.2 million passengers and the remaining passengers were transported by other airlines.

The cargo terminal has handled more than 500 thousand tons of freight during the year 2020.

Ethiopia also topped the list in the most connected countries in Africa due to Ethiopian Airlines’ large number of direct flights within the continent.