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New Airport Hub: Ethiopian Blends Modernity with Security, Safety

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Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced that it has successfully completed a new passenger terminal at its hub Addis Ababa Bole International Airport with emphasis on Bio Security and Bio Safety measures.

It said that the new terminal has check-in hall with sixty check-in counters, thirty self-check-in kiosks, ten self-bag drop/SBD/, 16 immigration counters with more e-gate provisions, sixteen central security screening areas for departing passengers are the new faces of the airport.

In addition, it has three contact gates for wide body aircraft along with ten remote contact gates with people mover – travellator, escalator, and panoramic lifts. It will house thirty-two arrival immigration counters with eight e-gate provisions at the mezzanine floor level.

Commenting on the expanded infrastructure, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “I am very pleased to witness the realization of a brand-new terminal at our Hub. While Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has overtaken Dubai to become the largest gateway to Africa last year, the new terminal will play a key role in cementing that position. What makes the new terminal unique is that it’s the first terminal in the world to be completed after Covid-19. It was designed, not re-purposed, with Bio safety and Bio security in mind. I’m sure our esteemed customers will highly appreciate that.”

According to the Airline, aviation infrastructure expansion is one of the core pillars of its Vision 2025 as it is continuously working on expanding airport facilities.

It added that the features of the new Airport play a key role in protecting passengers’ and employees’ safety as airport experience becomes contactless.

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Its fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777- 300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years.

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