Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the major gateway into Africa on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 recorded the highest number of international passenger traffic of 29,528.
According to Bole International Airport the figure comprises of 21,028 departing and 8,500 arriving passengers from 310 flights, which marked a record number of daily passengers served at the terminal.
Commenting on the Airport’s preparedness for the peak season, Director of Bole International Airport and Acting CEO of Ethiopian Airports, Mr Getaneh Adera, 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.”
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.
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. It is to be recalled that last year Addis Ababa surpassed Dubai as the top transit hub for longhaul passengers into Africa.