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Mega International airport in Ethiopia to be constructed

Mega International airport in Ethiopia

Plans are underway for the construction of a mega International airport in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise has announced. The Ethiopian Minister of Transport, Workneh Gebeyehu confirmed the reports and said that Ethiopia is to break the ground for a new mega hub airport in the vicinity of Addis Ababa. “The new mega hub will move the aviation industry in Ethiopia to a higher level. It will make Addis Ababa the aviation hub of Africa. The new airport will be the second mega project in the country (next to the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam)”, Workneh said. A French consultancy firm called ADPI that undertakes the study on new mega hub airport construction was appointed by the Ethiopian Airport Enterprise for consultancy services.

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Ethiopian Airlines looks to extend network to South India

Tadesse Tilahun and Mesfin Gebremariam

Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of Ethiopia, is looking at expanding its network in India by introducing one to two entry points in South India preferably in Chennai, Ahmedabad or Bengaluru. Presently, the airline operates daily flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Africa through Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia where it has a ground time of one-two hours. Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of the airline’s holiday arm, Ethiopian Holidays, in the India market, Tadesse Tilahun, regional director, Indian subcontinent, Ethiopian Airlines stated, “We are observing good traffic from South India to Africa and hence we want to introduce new entry points. The bilateral agreements are presently in process and once it is finalised we will launch one or two entry points in South India anytime this FY.”

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Ethiopia to build biggest air cargo hub in Africa

Ethiopian Airlines’ drive to become a global carrier is to be supported by the construction of a world-class cargo terminal at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The $98m terminal, which will be the size of five football grounds, is to be designed by German engineer Unitechnik Group. According to Unitechnik, the new terminal will be able to handle 600,000 tonnes of freight a year: more than four times the capacity of the existing facility, which was built by the same firm in 2006. After that, planning will begin on a further expansion to 1.2 million tonnes a year, making the terminal one of the largest in the world.

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The 22 most dependable airlines in the world

Fleet size: 76 Number of destinations: 101+ On-time percentage: 71% Average age of fleet: 7 yearsAfrica's largest and most profitable airline has been in rapid expansion mode to capture the hot Africa-Asia market. Ethiopia is building a massive airport to house the airline's home base. The country is looking to shed its image of famine and poverty, and showcase its booming economy.

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