Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

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Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

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About Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

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Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (IATA: ADD) formerly known as Haile Selassie I International Airport, is an airport that serves more than 12.1 million passengers each year. From June 2018, about 450 flights each day were arriving and leaving the airport. Ethiopian Airlines is the main hub of this airport. This national airline serves destinations in Ethiopia and throughout the African continent, as well as non-stop service to Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport Location

The airport is located 6 miles (3.7 km) southeast of the city centre, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:


Addis Ababa International Airport provides services and facilities to offer comfort and ease for its travellers. The airport in total has 11 gates as well as a restaurant and a coffee bar.

Facilities Include:

A wide range of shopping and dining places are available from popular restaurants, cafes and luxury and designer shops and the airport has free WiFi available.

Lounges Include:

Ethiopian Airlines ShebaMiles Lounge (Location: Terminal 1, Airside)

Ethiopian Airlines Star Alliance Gold Lounge (Location: Terminal 2, Landside)

Ethiopian Airlines Cloud Nine Lounge I (Location: Terminal 2, Airside)

Ethiopian Airlines Cloud Nine Lounge II (Location: Terminal 2, Airside)



Addis Ababa Bole International Airport currently has two runways.

Direction Length (ft) Length (m) Surface
07R/25L 12,467 3,800 Asphalt
07L/25R 12,139 3,700 Asphalt


Main Terminal

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has two terminals with 11 gates in total Terminal 1 has four gates and Terminal 2 has seven gates. Terminal 1 has Domestic and Regional flights for Ethiopian Airlines, EgyptAir, Qatar Airways, Sudan Airways, and Yemenia. Terminal 2 has International flights and the rest of the airlines that serve the airport.

How to get to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

By Road

At the airport, there are two types of taxis: NTO’s fleet of Mercedes-Benz taxis and privately-owned blue and white coloured taxis.

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