Ethiopian Airlines announced that the Bole Airport new passenger terminal, which is being constructed at a cost of USD 345 million in the east and west directions of the airport’s existing terminal, had started a partial service provision. The airline is constructing the new terminal as part of an expansion project which is being undertaken to ease congestion at the existing terminal and properly serve the ever increasing passengers. Upon completion, the terminal will have the capacity to accommodate 20 million passengers per year while the existing terminal’s capacity is only 11 million.
According to the airline’s Group CEO Tewelde Gebremariam, 83% of the expansion project is completed. The new terminal is expected to start full operation after three months.
Note: Addis Ababa Bole International Airport based the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is located in the Bole area, 6 km (3.7 mi) southeast of the city centre and 65 km (40 mi) north of Debre Zeyit. The airport was formerly known as Haile Selassie I International Airport.