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Ethiopia - Bole Airport to move regional flights to Terminal 1
nazret.com - Addis Ababa Bole International Airport said it will move regional flights to Terminal 1 formerly used exclusively as domestic terminal by Ethiopian Airlines. Airport General Manager, Hailay Gebretsadik told journalist that the terminal set aside for Eastern African flights would help to ease the air traffic congestion in the airport.
The manager said the airport has renovated the domestic terminal at a cost of 130 million Birr to prepare for the move. Accordingly passengers to and from Sana, Khartoum, Juba, Malakal, Nairobi, Mombasa, Djibouti, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Bujumbura, Entebbe and Kigali will use Terminal 1. All long haul and medium range flights will continue to operate from the newer Terminal 2.
The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise Communication and Public Relations Head, Womdem Teklu on his part said the airport accommodates more than 42,000 aircraft a year.
The airport has two terminals with a total of 12 gates. Terminal 1 has 5 gates and Terminal 2 has 7 gates. Bole International is served by bmi, EgyptAir, Emirates, KLM, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, Sudan Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Yemenia. It is one of the busiest airports in Africa with 3,497,847 passengers recorded in 2009
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