Ethiopian Inaugurates Transformed Addis Ababa Domestic Terminal, Doubling Its Capacity

Ethiopian Invests $50mln to Upgrade Addis Ababa Domestic Terminal

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline, has inaugurated its newly upgraded Domestic Terminal Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

The 50 million US dollar expansion and renovation project has significantly upgraded the terminal, doubling its capacity.

The terminal’s total built-up area has expanded by more than twofold to 25,750 m2 while its handling capacity has doubled following the latest investment.

This “is a significant addition to our initiative of modernizing and renovating airports and aviation facilities in the country,” stated Group CEO Mesfin Tasew.

The terminal is the main connecting hub for Ethiopian domestic operations serving over 200 flights to and from the 22 domestic destinations on a daily basis.

“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,” Group CEO Mesfin said.

The newly inaugurated 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, and premier passengers’ lounge.

These enhancements, Ethiopian says, will streamline passenger flow, improve comfort levels, and are part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the overall travel experience.

The carrier has recently initiated thrice-weekly passenger flights to Dembi Dollo, along with the inauguration of Gode and Jinka airports’ terminals. it also plans to open several additional airports in the coming months, including thrice-weekly services to Nekemte and a daily flight reinstatement to Axum/

The Airlines say the growing domestic flight operations are playing a crucial role in fostering economic, social, and tourism integration.

In the previous 2022/23 fiscal year, the carrier transported more than 2.6 million domestic passengers. The number is now projected to show a 34.6% increase to 3.5 million passengers in the current fiscal year, which ends in June.

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