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Ethiopian Airlines to start building new airport this year

Posted 15 January 2020 · Add Comment

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam has announced it will start constructing a new $5 billion airport later this year.

 

The airport will be built in Bishoftu, a town 39 km south east of Addis Ababa, and it will have the capacity to handle 100 million passengers a year.  Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa has a passenger capacity of about 19 million passengers annually.

 

“Bole Airport is not going to accommodate us; we have a beautiful expansion project. The airport looks very beautiful and very large but with the way that we are growing, in about three or four years we are going to be full,” Tewolde said.

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