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Old April 14th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #181
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Mekele and Bahirdar Airports start cold-storage operation.

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Monday, 09 April 2012 08:39



Wondim Teklu, public relations head at the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE), said. The storage can handle 150 tons of goods of perishable export items like flowers, fruits, vegetables and meat as well as fish caught from the Tekeze River and grapes from nearby wine farms.
The construction as well as machineries installation, which took two years, was conducted by a local subsidiary of the Dutch firm Geerlofs while an access road connecting the cold storage area to the airport is being completed by EAE staff. A support office for the cold storage area is being built by local contractor; Gibril Geresu construction company.
Projected to cost around 28.4 million birr, for now only one butchery, Abergale, and some fruit and vegetable companies located in Southern Tigray region have agreed to store their export items at the facility. However more are expected when it starts running, according to Wondim
Meanwhile the Bahir Dar Ginbot 20 International Airport cold store project has officially begun service after it was finished last month, already stoking the interest of Tana Flora, they also expect meat and produce companies to follow suit.
The storage area that began construction in September 2008 and finished two months ahead of schedule was completed by another Dutch firm; Celtics.
A supporting office was built by Memarafi Construction company while the access road was constructed with the Airport Enterprise’s own staff. The final tab was 21 million birr.
Mekelle and Bahir Dar, located 783Km and 587Km north of Addis Ababa respectively, were targeted for the cold storage project because investments outside of the capital were increasing and they needed to equate investments with infrastructure projects.
“The flights planned for departure from Mekelle and Bahir Dar are mainly arranged to operate Middle Eastern airports like Dubai and Jeddah,” Wogayehu Terefe Ethiopian Airlines manager of public relations and publications told Capital.
The airliner says the upcoming direct flights will assure fresh delivery of meat products that could perish if they suffer delays. The frequency of the flights will be determined by the demand she added.
No new plans are in the works for more cold storage but Ethiopian Airlines announced recently that it will soon fly direct cargo planes from the two regional cities, to multiple European and Middle Eastern destinations.



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Old April 14th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #182
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Wait both bahir dar and mekele have flights to khartoum !!!!
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Old April 14th, 2012, 08:13 PM   #183
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Btw Ethiopian.Airlines increased service to Dammam Saudi Arabia from 3 to 4 weekly flights after only 2 month since operation
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Old May 9th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #184
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Etihad Airways to launch flights to Ethiopia




Etihad Airways will add the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to its rapidly growing network in November 2012. The airline will also start flying to the Indian city of Ahmedabad in the same month.
The two new cities will expand the airline’s reach to 86 passenger and cargo destinations around the world.
The new routes will each be served by an Airbus A320 aircraft and support Etihad Airways’ aims to connect key strategic cities with its home base of Abu Dhabi, enhancing commercial and leisure travel with the UAE‘s capital city.
Flights between Abu Dhabi and Addis Ababa, its ninth destination in Africa, will initially operate five times a week, increasing to daily in 2013. Flights will operate daily between Abu Dhabi and Ahmedabad, the airline’s ninth destination in India.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We continue to build strength and depth to our global network and the addition of Addis Ababa, a major East African hub, and Ahmedabad, the fifth largest city in India, will make significant contributions to traffic flows to Abu Dhabi and beyond.”
“Addis Ababa and Ahmedabad are economic centres in their respective countries and daily flights to Abu Dhabi will build greater ties with the UAE‘s capital as it continues to invest in world-class development projects and attract business and leisure travellers,” he added.
Ethiopia is the largest African market that Etihad Airways is yet to serve and the second most populous country in Africa. It is expected to contribute strong business and leisure traffic within the airline’s network.
There is also a growing Ethiopian population living and working in Abu Dhabi and the UAE which will benefit from the new Abu Dhabi – Addis Ababa service.
Etihad Airways’ new service to Ahmedabad will offer nearly 1,000 seats a week into the Guajarati city and the November 2012 launch will coincide with the beginning of the peak travel season in India.
The airline anticipates strong traffic flows from Ahmedabad to Abu Dhabi and onto its European and US destinations. It also underlines Etihad Airways’ commitment to serve the major population centres across India with direct flights to Abu Dhabi.
The A320 aircraft that will serve Addis Ababa and Ahmedabad have two cabins with 16 Pearl Business Class seats and 120 Coral Economy Class seats.

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Old May 30th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #185
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Share | .Bole International Airport, Ethiopia launched self check-in-services starting to ease long lines at check in counters at the International Terminal.

The airport currently has 28 check in counters and has added four self check in kiosks where customers can enter their flight number, destination and reservation code and be able to print a boarding pass.

The self checks in booths are especially ideal for those who do not have check in luggage as they can then proceed to Immigration without delays.

The airport has been planning the self check in booths for the last two years, according to Hailaye Gebretsadik Manager of the Bole International Airport Administration.

The project was subcontracted to SITA (Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques) an international IT and air transport communications expert based in Belgium.

SITA provided the eight booths with four to be used in the terminal handling domestic and regional flights and the others at the international terminal said Abera Beyene, Manager of the Bole International Airport Operation Hub.

SITA also installed the applications and networked them to the Ethiopian Airlines system noted Wondwossen Nadew, an employee with the local SITA bureau.

With more than 5000 passengers passing through the airport on a daily basis this kind of technology is sorely needed according to Abera.

The kiosks are currently set to handle passengers flying with Ethiopian Airlines with other airlines requiring to make separate deals with SITA to have this technology explained Wondwossen.

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 12:14 AM   #186
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Enterprise to expand passengers’ terminal of Bole Airport


Addis Ababa July 2/2012 The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise said it will expand passengers’ terminal of the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport with an outlay of 250 million US dollars.

Enterprise Deputy CEO, Tewodros Dawit told ENA on Monday that the expansion work of the terminal will be finalized in three years.

The expansion project will increase the capacity of the airport to provide service to 22 million passengers from the current seven million annually.

He said the ever increasing air traffic flow to the country makes the expansion of the terminal necessary.

According to him, the number of passengers, who get service at the airport, either to stay in the country or to transit is increasing by over 35 percent annually on average.

The airport is providing service to more than 110 aircrafts, which he said is beyond its capacity. These factors make essential the expansion of the passengers' terminal. Tewodros said the design study, being undertaken for the expansion project will be finalized within the coming four months.

He said the fund for the expansion project will be secured in loan from international institutions and the government of China.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 05:26 AM   #187
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I'd rather they build a new airport outside Addis than build a huge one in Bole. It will limit the future vertical growth of the city otherwise, not to mention the traffic congestion.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 05:59 AM   #188
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Abesha,

I completely agree! In fact, the airport should have been moved to Jodjo or something.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 04:43 PM   #189
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While I've always been hesitant to build a new airport- after we built that nice new terminal not so long ago- if they're going to triple capacity now is perhaps the best time to bite the bullet and build an entirely new airport.

I really really think ADD could have become a major hub, but this is something we needed to start working on 15 years ago. Now Dubai is the major regional hub. But I think there's room for another one, and with rising traffic I think East Africa/Middle East is going to need one. The best way for this to happen is with a grand new airport, and something with perhaps twice the planned capacity- 40 million or even 30 million.

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 06:24 PM   #190
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If they were going to build a new airport it would probably need to be to the south, given the existing developments and topography, and desire to avoid hills/mountains. Maybe someplace near Kality, that would place it on the Addis-Adama commuter rail line I dream of.

But assuming this is just an addition, the easiest thing to do would probably be to extend the terminal in a straight line to the east, with the same architectural style.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 09:15 PM   #191
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Carver02,

I would say even further outside of Addis Ababa region---like 100 or more kilometers or so. The airport could then be connected with a superhighway and highspeed railway of some sort. The new airport could probably be located deep inside oromia region.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 09:18 PM   #192
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I actually like the location of rhe current ADD it's like KRT in the center of the city I love city centered airports
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 10:08 PM   #193
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Why on earth would we be basing ourselves of KRT? Skyliner123- we can't build it too far otherwise people just won't go to it.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 02:25 AM   #195
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Simfan,

Lady Gaga,

Perhaps Addis needs a two ariport solution like DC (i.e. Ronald Regean National Airport, and Washington Dallus).

Laddy Gaga,

I had heard a few years ago that Khartoum was also building a brand new airport away from the city. What is the progress on that?
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Old July 4th, 2012, 01:25 PM   #196
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Yeah about KRT new airport what can I say well........some people say its cancelled some of them say it's on hold some of them say its progressing very well but the government keeping the project secretive! So I really don't know we have a huge corruption in Sudan so......
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Old July 4th, 2012, 02:38 PM   #197
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A new airport isn't a bad idea, but I don't see any nonbuilt up areas to put it. Akaki Kality and southern Addis in general, is saturated. Unless it's going to be even further south like Modjo, Dukem or something...or further East from Bole like Legetafo or up towards Sendafa.

I would just upgrade Terminal 1 domestic, connect it structurally to Terminal 2, expand the taxi ways, add a runway and build parking structures in front of the whole thing. That should do it.

By the way, if you look on google earth you can see the new asphalted area to the side of terminal 2.
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Yosef,

Akaki and Kality are only builtup along the main roaf. Drife just a few kilometers to the right or to the left from the main road and you will find plenty of empty space. After that, it will just be a matter of building a new road to connect the new airport with the city center of Addis.
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you're right sky, thats a good point.
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The air traffic growth at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has prompted the Ethiopian Airport Enterprise to plan to build a new international airport between Modjo and Meki towns on the Hawassa road.

The director general of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, Col. Wossenyeleh Hunegnaw on Thursday said that the Ethiopian Airport Enterprise was conducting a study on the establishment of a new international airport. When the major expansion project of the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport was drafted in the early 1990s, it was assumed that the airport will accommodate air traffic until 2017. However, the airport has reached its maximum capacity in 2010. Hence, the construction of a new international airport seems inevitable.

A senior official of the Ethiopian Airport Enterprise told The Reporter that previously the enterprise was conducting a study on a location near Dukem town, some 30 km east of Addis Ababa. However, this was revoked and the enterprise is now contemplating to build the new international airport between Modjo and Meki towns on Hawassa road.

The official said the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport will be used for regional flights, VIP flights and for those who are involved in general aviation services (private airlines who provide none schedule flights). The new airport would accommodate long haul international flights.

The Addis Ababa Bole International Airport currently accommodates more than 150 flights per day. Ethiopian Airlines is buying new aircraft. Currently, Ethiopian has more than 60 departures per day. The national flag carrier increased the number of jetliners from 10 to 40 in the past 15 years. It plans to further increase this number to 115 by 2025. Foreign carriers that are operating to Addis Ababa have reached 13. “All these facts prompted the need to build a new international airport,” the official said. At present a team of experts are undertaking the feasibility study on the new airport.

The Enterprise has informed the Ethiopian Roads Authority to consider the plan to build the new international airport in developing new road network. The enterprise wants ERA to build a new road that stretches from Addis Ababa to the new airport and the road to Hawassa via Zequala Bishoftu. “We have presented the plan to ERA. They may submit it to the government next year,” the official said. The public relations head with ERA, Samson Wondimu, told The Reporter that he was not aware of the new plan.
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