Ethiopian to Build New Airport in Bishoftu

Addis Ababa September 25/2018The Ethiopian Airlines has set plans to build airport city that could accommodate 80 million passengers annually around the town of Bishoftu, at the outskirts of Addis Ababa.

The CEO, Tewlde GebreMariam said that the airline has finalized preparations to build international standard airport city at a place called “Abu Sera” in the town of Bishoftu, Oromia region.

According to Tewolde, the place has chosen as its elevation, lower that Addis Ababa, is favorable for takeover. The area is located around 1,900 meters above sea level, while Addis Ababa is at 2,400 meters.

Upon its completion, the airport will have all the necessary facilities, including branded hotels, as well as cargo logistic center.

It will also have facilities such as aviation maintenance, aircraft bodies manufacturing, and aviation consultancy.

The cargo logistic centre is believed to best serve industrial parks located in Dukem and Bole Lemi that are operational and the park being built in Adama, due to their proximity.

Currently, the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in is serving as the major aviation hub in the country.