The Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, formerly known as the Haile Selassie I International Airport is serving the city of Addis Ababa, the national capital city of the East African country of Ethiopia located within the ‘Horn of Africa’ region. Located at a distance of 18 kilometers to the east of Addis Ababa City, the facilities at this airport are serving an average capacity of over 3,500,000 passengers per annum.
This international public airport also happens to be the main hub of the Ethiopian Airlines, which is a national airline with services to all domestic and many international destinations, including a potential network within the African continent. Situated at an elevation of 7,656 feet above mean sea level, this third largest airport in Africa by area is operated by the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise. With a couple of asphalt surfaced runways measuring 12,467 feet and 12,139 feet, this aviation facility is also a hub for many local chartered flights and the main pilot training and aircraft maintenance center in Africa.
The Bole International Airport currently has two terminals with a total of 12 gates and an elaborate modern supporting infrastructure consisting of numerous aircraft stands, aero-bridges and check-in desks enabling smooth air traffic movements. Other passenger convenience facilities at these terminals include a post office, a bank, currency exchange counters, bars, restaurants, a VIP lounge, a duty free shop and various gift stalls for last minute purchases. Along with travel agents and tourist help desks, car rental facilities are also available at this airport. Private metered taxis and mini buses are readily located outside the terminal building providing convenient downtown travel for passengers. Moreover, some hotels are offering complimentary shuttle services to/from the Bole International Airport for guests seeking comfortable hotel accommodation options.