Addis Ababa Bole Airport is the thirteenth most busy airport
in Africa and handles around six and a half million passengers a
year. Originally called Haile Selassie I International Airport
it is home to a number of international airlines including, of
course, Ethiopia Airlines. Adidas Ababa airport is located some five miles south east of
the capital of Ethiopia Addis Ababa at a town called Bole, and
as such, is sometimes referred to as Bole Airport. It hosts a
number of shops, restaurants and cafes.
Just a word of warning to visitors using the airport. Whilst
it is still all very shiny and new, users report that is is very
expensive compared with other outlets and there are surcharges
on the use of credit cards. Some users have reported that monies
have been confiscated on leaving Ethiopia as the money 'belongs
to the country'. After you've made this virtual landing at Addis Ababa
airport, why not take a tour of the city (below) or check out
our Ethiopia profile pages?