ETHIOPIA PLANS TO SOAR ABOVE THE REST WITH AFRICA’S BIGGEST AIRPORT
Ethiopian Airports Enterprise, an airport service provider and administrator, is preparing to build what it calls a mega airport that will be the biggest in Africa.
It is also undergoing a two phase expansion to its main airport hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, costing $344 million.
Ethiopian Airports Enterprise’s head of the Communication Affairs Office, Wondim Teklu, says the construction of the new airport will begin soon.
Ethiopian Airports Enterprise, which currently administers 20 airports in the country, says the new one will bring economic benefits to the political city of Africa, Addis Ababa.
Teklu highlighted that on top of Addis Ababa being the political city of Africa which homes the African Union headquarters, it is also the conference capital of the continent.
The airport is expected to seat more than 120 million passengers annually.