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ET says Building 5 More Domestic Airports

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines Group is carrying out five airport construction projects across the country, its Chief Executive Officer Mesfin Tasew said on Wednesday.

The projects are part of the airline’s push to enhance its domestic flight network alongside its international operations.

Ethiopian, the largest airline group in Africa, serves twenty-two domestic destinations.

Its CEO Mesfin Tasew told news agency ENA on Wednesday that the group is currently building additional airports in five cities and towns. These projects are located in Mizan Tepi, Negele Borena, Yabelo, Gore, Mettu, and Debre Markos.

The group plans to complete the airport facilities within one year, the CEO said, adding renovation works at Aksum and Kebridahr Airports which were damaged in the recent conflict, are also undergoing.

Following the acquisition of the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise as a Strategic Business Unit in 2017, Ethiopian took over the administrative role including construction and renovation projects of airports.

Last month, the Group opened its newly built Gode Ugaas Miraad Airport terminal for service. At the inauguration event, Mesfin revealed that expansion projects at terminals at Jinka, Kombolcha, Goba/Robe, and Bahir Dar airports are “progressing well”.

Apart from serving the local market, the carrier also operates international passenger and cargo flights to 136 destinations across five continents.