Addis Ababa Airport Guide to Addis Ababa Bole Airport - ADD

Addis Ababa Airport Terminal

In 1960, Ethiopian Airlines began the construction of a new airport since the runway at Lidetta Airport was too short.

During 1992 to 1997, several works were done in order to keep expanding the airport. 

It wasn’t until 2003 that the international passenger terminal was opened, becoming the largest airport passenger terminal in Africa, capable to handle over 3,000 passengers on peak hours. 

In 2010 – 2012 period, another expansion was done, expanding several features regarding aircraft movements. 

Addis Ababa Airport it is also important in the continent due to host the Aviation Academy Centre.

Present & Future

There is on the table the project of a new international airport at the town of Mojo, located 65 kilometres south of Addis Ababa.

Addis Ababa Airport has two passenger terminals for both international and domestic flights. 

Transfer between terminals

You can transfer between terminals by the walkthrough that connects both buildings. A free shuttle service is available.

Terminal 1

Addis Ababa Terminal 1 hosts exclusively domestic and regional flights within the country. The airlines that provide service in the terminal are Ethiopian Airlines, EgyptAir, Sudan Airways and Yemenia Yemen Airways.

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Terminal 2

Addis Ababa Terminal 2 hosts all the international flights. It is a modern terminal building adapted to the international standards. It is composed by 3 levels with various amenities and services.

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