Addis Ababa Airport (ADD)

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Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (IATA: ADD, ICAO: HAAB) is an international airport serving the city of Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia. It is located 8 km southeast of Addis Ababa city center, in the Bole area. Addis Ababa Airport is at a 2,334 m elevation.



It is the main hub of Ethiopian Airlines and also for destinations to Europe, Asia, North and South America. It is one of the busiest airports in Africa.

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About the name: The airport was previously named Haile Selassie I International Airport in honor to the former Ethiopia’s regent and emperor.

Addis Ababa Airport hosts over 150 flights per day.

Addis Ababa Airport registered a total flow of 8,900,000 passengers in 2016.

Terminal Information

Addis Ababa Airport has two passenger terminals:


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Facilities and Services

Addis Ababa Airport offers the following services to passengers:


The following means of transport are available at Addis Ababa Airport to get to the city centre:


Bus: By a Minibus you can transfer from Addis Ababa Airport to downtown.

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Taxi: Get to Addis Ababa downtown within 10 minutes.    

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Car rental: Hire a car through the Arrivals Hall.

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Contact information:

Find above several contact information regarding Addis Ababa Airport:


Lost & Found: +251 11 517 8306 / +251 11 665 0304


Bole Road
Bole District, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA


Phone: +251 11 665 0400

About Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, also named Addis Abeba, which can be translated into “new flower” or “natural spring”, is the capital and largest city in Ethiopia with a 3,384,569 inhabitants. It is home of the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Ethiopia has been often called “the original home of mankind” due to the humanoid fossil discoveries, featuring the world-famous Australopithecine Lucy. After several DNA researches around the world, scientists claimed that the area which nowadays is Addis Ababa is where 100,000 years ago humanity spread.

Regarding landmarks, you can find in the city several interesting museums like the Ethiopian Ethnological Museum, the Addis Ababa Museum and the Ethiopian Natural History Museum. About architecture, features the Saint George’s Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral and the burial place of Emperor Haile Selassie and the Imperial family.


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