Ethiopia’s Bole Airport sees record passenger numbers
July 26, 2019: Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the major gateway into Africa, reported that July 17 was one of the busiest days for the airport.
The airport informed that it handled 310 flights and 29,528 international passengers (21,028 departing and 8,500 arriving passengers, respectively) travelled through the airport. This marked a record number of daily passengers served at the terminal.
Commenting on the airport’s preparedness for the peak season, Getaneh Adera, director of Bole International Airport and acting CEO of Ethiopian Airports said: “With the partial opening of the new terminal which will more than double the capacity of the airport, we are very excited to serve record number of passengers in this summer.”
The airport has seen a major expansion recently which will boost its capacity to cater to 22 million passengers annually.
Upon going fully operational, the expanded terminal will feature state-of-the-art airport facilities, elegant and spacious check-in, arrival and departure halls, various duty-free shops, restaurants, and many other accommodations, taking the entire passengers’ experience to a whole new level.
As the home base of Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest flag-carrier serving over 120 cities around the world, Addis Ababa has turned into a bustling hub handling hundreds of flights each day.
Ethiopian Airlines informed through a statement: “It is to be recalled that last year Addis Ababa surpassed Dubai as the top transit hub for long-haul passengers into Africa.”