Africa’s biggest airport is now Bole International. Photo: Twitter.


The China-funded $345m expansion of Addis Ababa Bole International Airport terminal was commissioned over weekend by the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

The expansion which began in 2015, is projected to raise the annual passenger capacity to 22 million and it is the biggest airport aviation hub in Africa.

According to Fana Broadcasting Agency, Ahmed expressed pleasure at the commission of the terminal.

“Ethiopian Airlines is the pride of Ethiopia as it embodies the philosophy of Medemer,” he said.

Reports also mentioned that the country announced that it would start granting visas on arrival to people from Africa.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by the chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat.

According to Ethiopian Airlines, the expanded terminal has been fitted with modern amenities including automated bag drop solutions, e-gates, self-check-in kiosks, baggage handling and the latest airport security technologies.


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